XSEED has announced their incoming localization of visual novel style horror game Corpse Party: Blood Drive.
Here’s a bit about the game, via XSEED’s press release;
The final installment of the supernatural story that began with Corpse Party and continued in Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Corpse Party: Blood Drive ups the ante by allowing players to explore Heavenly Host Elementary in full 3D for the first time, with all of its formerly 2D environments meticulously recreated and greatly expanded. New gameplay systems provide more exciting interactions for players experiencing the gruesome finale to this tale of an inescapable, otherworldly school populated by vengeful spirits, including a dynamic lighting system aided by an in-game flashlight, talismans to protect the player characters from danger, deadly traps to disarm, cabinets to hide in, a stamina system that allows for limited dashing, and much more.
Blood Drive will be brought over with the original Japanese voice-overs for “authenticity”, and features the return of thematic features like binaural 3D audio for simulated surround sound and the screen-altering “Darkening” system.
Sound fun? It looks even more fun.
Check out the announcement trailer and some screens below;
In addition, the game boasts eleven huge story chapters and eight supplemental extra chapters – and for those who’ve been following the series all along, serve to cap off the Heavenly host story-line with a bang; connecting the dots on old mysteries and revealing shocking twists you won’t believe.
But now to the good bit.
Corpse Party: Blood Drive is due hit North America this Fall and will be available both digitally, and in a limited edition physical “Everafter Edition” release. The limited edition release is set to contain a two-disc compilation of songs and a “Dying Art” book – both sourcing content from the entire three game series.
Marvelous USA Executive VP Ken Barry had this to say about the announcement;
“We’re confident in saying that we’re just as thrilled to be making this announcement as North American Corpse Party fans will be when they find out that Blood Drive will be getting a physical release…”
As always, The Vita Lounge will be here to bring you any developments between now and the release date – including any news on a possible European release – but I have to ask; are you as excited as I am? 🙂
If so, check out these bonus artwork releases before you go;