Corpse Party: Book of Shadows Creeps To North America This Winter

By Ishaan . October 22, 2012 . 7:40am

Xseed will be releasing Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, the sequel to the first Corpse Party game, this winter for the PSP. A European release will follow at a later point in time, and you can watch the game’s first trailer below:



Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is comprised of eight chapters, each with its own story. Some of these are connected to the previous game, while others are “What If?” chapters. The game’s final chapter, Blood Drive, is a direct sequel, focusing on two of the survivors from the first Corpse Party.


Corpse Party: Book of Shadows will be released as a download title for PSP. Also, starting tomorrow, the original Corpse Party will be available for $9.99 until November 6th.

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  • Mister_Nep

    I just finished the first game a week ago. So I’m excited to be getting the sequel so soon.

  • .

    Corpse Party was so creepy and fun; at this price everyone should pick it up then buy the sequel too. Glad I still have my PSP; XSEED’s been coming through for me as good as Atlus. Definitely picking this up to support them.

  • Ayaka

    Oww how awesome would be to have a retail version of this as well. Even while I picked the limited edition of the japanese-one not too long ago but… who cares.

    It’s Corpse Party, you never have enough stuff about the series.

  • Darrel Daley

    My body is ready.

  • Good to hear about the price drop for the original Corpse Party. I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to pick it up and this seems like it. Very excited as I’ve been interested in the game for quite a while. Get the first one, play through it then move onto the sequel as soon as it is released!

  • Go2hell66

    Yes yes yes! loved the first game so much, cant wait to get my hands on this!

  • I love you, Tom! THANK YOU, XSEED! 

    The more Corpse Party the merrier! 

  • MCoelho

    Awesome way to start the weekend, XSEED is awesome, definitely buying it!

    Now if they decide to bring the Dead Pacient to the PCs, i would more than happy!

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Such a wonderful if not bloody Christmas gift don’t you think. :D

  • Alex Cattaneo

    download? Hmzz lam!

    • JazzyMan123

      Just be glad this is coming at all. XSEED never really had a good track with sequels.

  • Andrew Austin

    This is great news!

  • Raze

    Is this a dream??

    If not…Then…
    Fak yeaaahh!!!

  • Zonic505

    So for those who are familiar, is there an actual book of shadows, or is it just a subtitle for subtitle’s sake similar to Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows?
    & awesome for the sale of the original, just in time for Halloween.

    • kevinposta

      Yes there is in the final chapter.

  • …need to finish the first one….
    But with all the new games… new little king story, virtue’s last reward, AC3L… I guess I’m not gonna make it.

  • sandra10

    The timing for the sale is pretty spot on. I know some people getting the Liberation bundle on the 30th so I’ll coerce them into buying Corpse Party as well.

    • nirvana123

      I’m getting the liberation bundle ( wanted white) and was planning to get the first corpse party eventually this seals it. You don’t have to convince me :D

  • kevinposta

    I’d have had to take a photo of my face. I COMPLETELY didn’ expect this!

  • ThatAzure

    I’ve never played the first corpse party, but I wonder if I should. The only reason I didn’t play it was because I heard that it was just “gross” not scary or interesting. I love visual novels and I try to play all of the ones released over here. I played 999, Hotel Dusk, Last Window, Lux-Pain. I enjoyed all of those; should I play corpse party?

    • kevinposta

      I wouldn’t say it’s “just gross not scary or interesting”. I think it  has a very similar charm to 999, since you played it.
      It starts scary but once you get down to it there’s quite a story there.
      Also I can’t express how much I love the OST. They really set the mood for the first game, at least :D

      But, as always taste differ between people. So what I have liked you might hate, etc.

    • Hatsuu

      It’s a game that delves further into shock value rather than fear. I’ve been told some people have been scared by the game; I wasn’t personally scared (save for one particular Wrong  End death), but I fell in love with watching how depraved and dark the circumstances between these characters could become. This isn’t a game about fighting, or banding together- it’s about genuinely helpless people in an impossible situation where there’s no hope or beam of light. In fact, their greatest hope is  knowing they might die a slow death /with/ someone, rather than alone. 

      Oh, but the 3D sound (earbuds are a must!) makes you shiver sometimes. There’s a particular ghost who is missing the top half of her skull as well as her tongue. Whenever she spoke… ha, I squirmed. Actually, that’s a great way to describe what you’ll be doing. The heavy reliance on sound effects and voice acting will definitely make you squirm more than a few times. 

      But if you liked 999, I think you’ll like this story, too!

      • ThatAzure

        Thanks for the replies, given what you guys said I think I’m gonna give Corpse Party a try soon; at the very least to sate my curiosity xD. Thanks again.

    • LynxAmali

       The atmosphere is actually really dark and more so delves into shock value rather than straight scares.

      I guess the retro-over the top look might’ve done it for me, add into the music or lack thereof.

  • “Let the bodies hit the floor” “Let the bodies hit the floor”

    So excited! =^_^=

  • xailah

    XD “May contain content inappropriate to children.” Was that a pun?

  • xailah

    XD “May contain content inappropriate for children.” Was that a pun?

  • Alphabet Soup

    YES YES YES YES!  THANK YOU XSEED! (starts throwing money in the direction of California)

  • negineBIT

    LOLOL. As expected~ Corpse Parteeeeyh!! XD

  • Machineguntommy

    Awesome! Hopefully this one does well and the newly announced Sequel that takes place in the Hospital will release here as well. I’ll be picking this up at launch. Thanks XSeed!

  • OH YES. Thk XSEED. Now abt the DESPAIR train deal….^.^;

  • d19xx

    Buttering up my pooper for this.

    I hope it’s day 1 Vita compatible.

  • So excited about this. ILU XSEED. It’s great to see companies still providing PSP downloads.

  • Asukami

    Waking up to this made my week. I love you, XSeed! ;__;

  • pantsonadog

    All of my love XSEED! I’m so glad this is getting localized!!

  • 10$ original?  So sorry for putting it off but I got to get it now.
    Thanks for the sequel!

  • Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Thanks, XSEED.

  • Learii

    XSEED localized great games♥

    will this be able to download on ps vita too? Corpse Party gonna take down from psn on nov 6th?

    • JazzyMan123

      Read again, it will be on sale until Nov. 6. Not “taken down”.

      • Learii

        then what they mean by until nov 6?

    • SeventhEvening

      The first one can be downloaded on Vita.
      I assume the second will as well.

      • Learii


  • Göran Isacson

    Yesss, more mindblowingly repulsive horror for us westerners! I’ve been holding out hope that we’d get the continuation for years, even if I know that most of the stories here… prrrobably won’t end well for the protagonists. At all. In any way.

  • Barrylocke89

    Wow, I’m pretty happy that this is going to come out as well. Everyone whose yet to play the original, PLEASE take advantage of the 9.99 sale so that you’ll be up to speed on this sequel.

    As for me, I’ll probably be replaying the original, I never did get all of the endings.

  • Alexandra Cordes


  • Crok425

     *Passes out from emotions*

  • ivanchu77

    Really surprised that this game is going to be localized, i guess the first game sold well then.

    Day 1 for me

  • Howl

    i have looked for a long time but have not been able to find it, but can someone tell me how much space i need to play the  first one? i really want it but i only have a 1 gig memory card v.v

    • z_merquise

      I checked it in my PSP, it’s 556 MB.

      • Howl

         Yes! then i most definitely be getting it! Thank you good Sir!

  • BTA

    I still need to finish the first one, but I’m always happy to see more games like this coming over.

  • Eilanzer

    In love AGAIN with my old psp *¬*

  • Just Tim

    I hope this game would make it in time for Halloween.

  • LynxAmali

    Oh boy!
    Here we go again!

    Time to hug the pillows and play the first one again.

  • Hours

    I’m not really into horror games, but I’m glad this is coming out. I’m always happy to see more visual novels/adventure games being released in North America.

    Now lets get Trails SC and the other PS3 Wizardry game please XSEED! :D

  • Bloodios

    All hail XseeD!!! I’ll grab it as soon that the game pops up in the store.
    I hope XseeD will continue to localize many more of these awesome PSP titles.

  • MadSova

    Are you kidding me? Not even 2 weaks have passed since I imported and completed japanese version… Oh well, might as well give a little advice. Remember, when playing this one, play with headphones. Soooooooo much scarier…

  • Lightthrower

    I wanna buy it…. but can’t find my Vita! Ahhhh where is it?


    Time to buy first game, since it’s on sale too. There are still scary games other there, there’s still hope…

  • SeventhEvening

    Shoot. I just bought Corpse Party last week and now it is half off.

    I guess on the bright side I did support the company.

  • and as always XSEED never fails to be awesome, much love!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Lovely. I hadn’t gotten around to getting the first yet, but it looks like now’s a grand opportunity.

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