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Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion Releases This Fall; Pre-Orders Now Open

Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion Screenshot

Western fans will be pleading for mercy as Corpse Party returns with an all-new set of horrors! Following last year’s announcement, Japanese developer MAGES and publishers XSEED Games (North America) and Marvelous (Europe) have revealed that Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion will be released this coming fall for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. Read on to know what to expect from this title and preview the trailer below featuring the new characters and setting.

Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion Overview

The cult Japanese horror franchise returns with new characters, a new setting, and a terrifying new curse. In this standalone adventure, a colorful cast of high schoolers find themselves trapped in an eerie, abandoned hospital connected to an urban legend called “Ayame’s Mercy,” where they must use stealth and cunning to survive a multitude of gruesome ends.

Combining the Japanese horror aesthetic that made the original a cult classic with immersive adventure gameplay and an updated presentation, Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion introduces players to a whole new set of horrors that will have them begging for mercy.

Key Features

Get the Party Restarted

Corpse Party returns with an all-new entry featuring refreshed presentation and additional gameplay depth. It’s the perfect entry point for new players, and features plenty of nods for longtime fans too.

Japanese Horror Elevated

Explore the halls of Amare Est Vivere freely in both first- and third-person, providing new perspectives for players brave enough to take a closer look.

Spine-tingling Terror

Sensational storytelling in visual novel format with evocative and terrifying descriptions combined with smothering binaural audio and spine-tingling Japanese voiceover will have players on the edge of their seats.

Riveting Paranormal Mystery

Told across six chapters, with eight additional scenarios and a plethora of gruesome Wrong Ends, it’s up to you to uncover the horrifying truth behind “Ayame’s Mercy”— if you hope to earn the “true” ending.


Haruka Nanami (Voice: Kana Ichinose)

Corpse Party II Darkness Distortion Artwork - Haruka Nanami

The protagonist.

Aomine Academy Senior High School, Class 1-3.

Sometimes easily distracted and a bit of a klutz, what she lacks in social graces she makes up for in beauty.

She always stands up for what’s right, no matter what.

Nemu Takanashi (Voice: Rie Takahashi)

Corpse Party II Darkness Distortion Artwork - Nemu Takanashi

Aomine Academy Senior High School, Class 1-3. Active as a streamer on YouRTube.

While she’s involved in various entertainment ventures through her talent agency LEED, she’s feeling pressure to get her subscriber numbers up.

Maria Hitsugi (Voice: Emiri Suyama)

Corpse Party II Darkness Distortion Artwork - Maria Hitsugi

Aomine Academy Senior High School, Class 1-3.

A mysterious girl with substantial knowledge of the occult.

Her mature words and actions characterize her calm personality.

Preorder Details

Apart from the $49.99 USD Standard Edition, the physical launch will include a $79.99 “Ayame’s Mercy Edition”, which I’d say is a treat for collectors! If you’re keen to order, head over to XSEED’s official store.

Ayame’s Mercy Edition

Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion Ayame's Mercy Edition
  • Physical Game Copy (Switch/PS4)
  • 64-page Art Book
  • “Save Yourself” LED Blue Candle
  • Amare Est Vivere “Medical Kit” Metal Outer Case
  • “Ayame’s Mercy” Lenticular Art Card
  • Evidence Kit (journal pages, photo array, business card, flyer)

Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion Screenshots

The horror continues as Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion releases this fall in the West for Switch, PS4, and PC via Steam. For news on the exact release date, you’re on the right track here at RPGFan!

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Tin Manuel

Tin Manuel

Tin is a Graphic Designer by the day & an adventurer in whatever game she is playing at night. She gets giddy talking about RPG games (specifically JRPGs), new releases, and loves almost every female protagonist. She loves animals but has a great fondness towards pugs & shibas. She’s forgetful at times but she will never forget Aerith’s death in 480p.

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