Having previously worked on the English localisation of both Corpse Party (BloodCovered) and Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, XSEED Games have opened the doors to the haunted Heavenly Host Elementary School one last time with their release of Corpse Party: Blood Drive on the PlayStation Vita. The horror game is now available for purchase in North America at a price of $39.99 USD via the PlayStation Store. While stocks last, there is also a limited “Everafter Edition” physical collection which can be purchased from stores for around $49.99 USD.
Following the “point and click adventure” approach taken with Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Corpse Party: Blood Drive returns to a gameplay style similar to the original title. Saving some new features for its final instalment, players are now able to explore Heavenly Host Elementary School in 3D. There will also be new gameplay systems present, including a dynamic lighting system (aided by an in-game flashlight), talismans to protect the player characters from danger, deadly traps to disarm, a stamina system which restricts fast movement and more. Comparable to previous titles, Corpse Party: Blood Drive will also feature the original Japanese voice acting, complemented by binaural 3D audio for simulated surround sound.
Corpse Party: Blood Drive is set to launch in Europe and Australia beginning October 20 2015. The news that Australia is being supported by Marvelous Europe is very surprising, considering neither Corpse Party or Corpse Party: Book of Shadows were released in the region. Pre-orders for the PAL region physical editions (Standard, Everafter and the special “Heavenly Host”) of the game can be found HERE.