Umineko no Naku Koro ni Portable Series Will Cover The Entire Saga On PSP

By Ishaan . July 27, 2011 . 10:35pm

In a smart move, Alchemist are porting their PlayStation 3 remakes of the Umineko no Naku Koro ni saga to the PSP. Now that the second half of the story, Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru, has been announced for the PlayStation 3, it’s going to get the PSP treatment as well.


The PSP versions of Umineko are split into four separate releases, each one representing two chapters of the full story. This will kick off with Umineko no Naku Koro ni Portable 1, which will include the Legend of the Golden Witch and Turn of the Golden Witch chapters.


Portable 2 will cover Banquet of the Golden Witch and Alliance of the Golden Witch. Starting with Portable 3, the story will enter the Chiru arc with End of the Golden Witch and Dawn of the Golden Witch. Finally, Portable 4 will conclude with Requiem of the Golden Witch and Twilight of the Golden Witch.


Each PSP release will cost 3,990 yen (about $51). Umineko no Naku Koro ni Portable 1 will be released on October 20th. Portable 2 will follow on November 17th. Release dates for the portable Chiru half haven’t been announced yet.


In the mean time…screenshots, anyone?


Umineko no Naku Koro ni Portable 1: Legend of the Golden Witch



Umineko no Naku Koro ni Portable 1: Turn of the Golden Witch



Umineko no Naku Koro ni Portable 2: Banquet of the Golden Witch



Umineko no Naku Koro ni Portable 2: Alliance of the Golden Witch


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  • epy

    Troll Beato on the go. Still more interested in the PS3 versions. Wish they weren’t so expensive.

    • Guest

      Release everything (including the fighting game) to PS3 IN ENGLISH

  • I so wish these would come to the states….

    • cj_iwakura
      • fanoultimate

        if aksys don’t wanna put their hands on this, then xseed. So far those guys delivers in no time

  • What exactly are those games about ?
    Investigation ? Mystery ? Point and click adventure ?

    I guess the best they could do to get localized is to put everything in a single PS3 game and release in the US, only translating text.

    • Zero_Destiny

      Well it’s a sound novel which means it’s meant to be spooky. This story in particular is a mystery, but with a neat twist that it uses magic. The story itself kind of becomes a game of who-done-it between the two main characters as it moves on and there’s lots of twist and turns. Time is kind of skewed and it just gets crazy.

      At the beginning (without spoiling to much) a rich family goes to the Grandfathers estate on his private island in the middle of no where. A storm comes and no one can leave or enter. The Grandfather  is dieing. Everyone in the family is there and they are all vying for the Grandfather’s money and a place in his will.  He dies mysteriously and other family members begin to get killed off. On top of this madness there has always been a rumor that the Grandfather made all his money by making a deal with a witch who gave him gold for his initial investments and that she’ll one day return for compensation. That’s the initial premise of the first arc. It gets very crazy from there. It’s pretty cool.

    • Some novel about mistery and magic, the plot becomes rediculous at the latest part and doesn’t make sense at all but their fans still think that is one of the best mistery novels while they worship his troll writer Ryukishi.

      Pretty overated.

      • neocatzon

        haha, that’s right. This is a good read if you want fantasy “mystery” novel. I stop thinking after those witches came out

      • DlanorKnox

        It’s more of a deconstruction of the mystery novel than a true mystery (though there are some nice, solvable mysteries throughout the story). I’ve learned a surprising amount about the mystery genre through Umineko. 

  • BTA

    I really don’t know how good an idea this is. I’m sure it’ll sell to fans, but… you’re paying for more than the PC version for half of the content. 

    • Phlo

      With vastly improved graphics and added voices.

    • Ladius

      Except it isn’t like this. The PSP version has all the upgrades of the PS3 remakes, such as new artworks and backgrounds and the complete dub of all dialogues, a definite improvement over the PC original.

      One could debate if the PSP ports are better than the PS3 remakes, aside from their budget prices, but that’s another issue altogether, especially considering how PSP is more popular than PS3 in the Japanese vn fanbase.

      • BTA

        Hah, I’m aware of all of that. I’m just thinking that the price for both parts of each arc might be a bit high, considering that (I think; might be wrong) it’ll be more expensive than the PS3 port once it’s added up. But you’re right, the PSP fanbase will probably make up for it.

  • I really like the upgrades for the remakes, but I grew to like the original artwork over time.  I still think it’s pretty funny how you get trophies in the PS3 version just for reading.

    Now if only the last ep gets translated into English.  It’s just a matter of time.

  • This is pretty much what they should have done in the first place.

  • cj_iwakura

    This is what Aksys should be localizing.

    • Indeed. I got really disappointed by their line up…so much for more games like “999”. *sigh*

  • AzureNova

    I want them all.



  • <3

  • Xeahnort

    Not sure if this is related, but not so long ago someone did a full English translation for the PC version.

  • creid8

    Wow, the character designs are a lot better than what I’ve seen of the PC version. I’d buy this in English.

  • shion16

    English version PLEASE!!
    Or fan-made patch!!

  • kevinposta

    H-holy crap, I never expected them to port this to PSP, even less to port the entire chiru arc.
    Now, where’s my wallet?


    Hell yes. I love you so much Alchemist. Time to empty my wallet again.

  • fanoultimate






    • cj_iwakura

      I… refuse.

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