The independent minded publisher XSEED Games today announced that they would be releasing Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, the sequel to last years release of Corpse Party on the Playstation Portable gaming system in North America this winter. If you have yet not yet had the opportunity to check out the first game, they will also be offering the first game at a 50% discount from the Playstation Store tomorrow ($9.99) for two weeks.
A sequel to last year’s hit cult horror title, Corpse Party, the upcoming Corpse Party: Book of Shadows tells a series of short stories that help develop many of the characters introduced in the first game and expand their numbers with some “fresh meat” as well. The game was developed and published by 5pb in Japan, with supervision and input from originalCorpse Party developer Team GrisGris.
In Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, players will be thrown back in time to relive the horrific events that unfolded at Heavenly Host Elementary School. Armed with the knowledge gained during their first nightmarish trip through the school’s ever-changing halls, they’ll be given an opportunity to change the fates of the game’s characters this time around. But is this second chance a blessing or a curse? Can the destiny of these unfortunate souls truly be altered, or will the attempt simply lead to an even more gruesome conclusion? Once again, “wrong ends” lurk around nearly every corner, amplified by binaural 3D audio effects and the chilling original Japanese voice track.
Gameplay in Corpse Party: Book of Shadows takes on an all-new point-and-click mechanic, showcasing the spine-tingling events of Heavenly Host Elementary from a first-person perspective. As the terror level rises for individual characters, the game’s “darkening” system will slowly distort the game’s visuals and alter the students’ decision-making abilities. “Wrong ends,” in which characters are subjected to unfortunate and horrifying deaths, are once again on order, and this time players can save anywhere and fast-forward through events they’ve already seen in order to expedite the process of achieving each scenario’s true ending.
Check out my review of the original game “Corpse Party” HERE.