Steam confirms release date for new Higurashi sound novel

A press release from MangaGamer announced the release of a new Higurashi: When they cry sound novel game. The official title of the game is Higurashi: When they mourn Hou-Rei. 07th Expansion originally released the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei. The sound novel contains three arcs: “Saikoroshi-hen”, “Hirukowashi-hen”, and “Batsukoishi-hen”.

MangaGamer describes the story as follows:

The Hinamizawa tragedy is over. Those held captive under his sway are freed from the spell that bound them to June 1983. Yet Hinamizawa’s story isn’t quite complete. There are many unexplored worlds. Three such worlds await you here, but are you ready to reveal what has been left in the dark.

The five episodes When they cry -Rei ova adapted both “Saikoroshi-hen” and “Hirukowashi-hen”. This was released in 2009. Subsequently, another OVA titled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira adapted the “Batsukoishi-hen” bow. The first episode of this arc was released in 2011.

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MangaGamer released Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou into 14 individual chapters since 2015. The company released the eighth and final chapter in May 2020.

Entergram released the same title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou on Nintendo Switch in July 2018. It was later released on PlayStation 4 in January 2019. The company has also released Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou EG THE BEST sound novel, on both consoles in August 2020.

07th Expansion released the first 200 visual novels chapter. Since then, the game has been adapted into many different manga and anime titles. The story of Higurashi revolves around murders that coincide with an annual festival in a quiet rural village. However, what makes Higurashi Anime and visual novels are different from others, it’s the way they are structured. The plot for Higurashi revolves around arcs of questions and answers, in which the spectator/player must put everything together to understand the mystery. Each arc and answer is out of order, so it’s up to the player to answer the questions with the given arcs.

Higurashi: When they cry Hou-Rei will be released on Steam on June 2.

Irene B. Bowles