Halloween Arrives Early as Corpse Party 2021 Coming October 20

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Ready for a scare? XSEED Games

Good news for horror fans! Halloween arrives early this year with Corpse Party (2021) coming to North America on October 20. This game is an updated, as well as expanded, version of the cult classic game Corpse Party. It’s going to be available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.

At launch, the game will be available digitally through all platforms for $19.99. PlayStation Plus members get an offer with the 10% launch week discount. The PC version, meanwhile, will be available and bundled with the original version, offered at a 25% discount. Those who already have the original OC game can get the new version at a 25% discount.

The game puts players in the haunted halls of Heavenly Host Elementary School. Everyone was first introduced to the horrors back in 1996. While the 2021 version has been updated for the new generation of horror fans, it continues to have the original 16-bit charm.

Players can enjoy the five main story chapters, where each one offers multiple gruesome endings. This new version comes with the 16 “Extra Chapters” which expands the lore of the series and even the characters and relationships. These “Extra Chapters” are also being released in fully voiced Japanese. There are also two new episodes, which introduce new characters.

Key features of the new version include:

  • Atmospheric Retro-Style Graphics
    • The game has the 16-bit-style of the original.
    • Paired with gruesome descriptions and heart-pounding sound design to make sure that the imaginations of players run wild with visions of horror.
  • Adventure-Style Gameplay Where Every Choice Counts
    • Corpse Party is a mix of a battle-less RPG and a point-and-click adventure.
    • It allows players to explore each part of the Heavenly Host Elementary.
    • Remember that each choice can change the course of the story and the fates of the characters.
  • New Extra Chapters Add to the “Fun”
    • Enjoy two original Extra Chapters that expand the relationship between Ayumi and Yoshiki.
    • Be ready to meet Miku Shirayume and Ryoka Iwami.
    • These two new characters have their own roles to play when it comes to the legend of Heavenly Host Elementary.
  • Innovative Sound Design
    • The game arrives in North America with fully voiced Japanese audio.
    • Enjoy a different level of immersion due to the binaural 3D recording techniques.
    • This creates a simulated surround sound experience, especially for those who use headphones.

What do you think? Ready to face the horrors of the haunted school?

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