Xseed Bringing Corpse Party To PC In 2014

By Ishaan . June 5, 2014 . 9:40am

Xseed are bringing the enhanced PC version of Corpse Party to North America. The game will be released sometime this year and will feature “over 5,000 lines of voice-acting” from the game’s original indie actors.

 

Indie? Before it was ported to the PSP, Corpse Party was an indie title that was developed using RPG Maker. In 2008, the game received an enhanced PC release with more characters, more interactions and grimmer story elements.

 

Corpse Party will be available on PC sometime this year. No price has been announced.


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  • Balalaika

    Sweet, will buy.

  • DesmaX

    Poor Sarah can’t catch a break, huh?

    • http://sara.wingdreams.net/ Sara Leen

      Sarah? >.>

      • DesmaX

        Oh, my bad. I could swear it was with a ‘h’
        haha

  • Go2hell66

    Awesome, although i still think their resources would be better used localising other games in the series

    >_>
    <_<

    *cough*blooddrive&cp2*cough*

    • Kayseur

      Don’t worry, they will come in due time. I trust XSEED. But CP2 isn’t even finished yet right?

      • Go2hell66

        i have no idea but the 1st chapter of CP2 came out ages ago, would be amazed if it isn’t finished yet

        • Kayseur

          According to the wikia “So far, only one volume has been released on May 29, 2013.”

          Looks like it’s going to take a while.

        • Rose Spinoza

          Yeah, only ch1 has been released. And now they are sort of remaking it in another engine (Unity I think.) Soooo, it’ll be a while until it’s completed I guess.

    • DizzyGear

      I agree. *cough*thecomedyspinoff*cough*

      • http://resettears.wordpress.com/ Reset Tears

        The idea of a comedy spinoff for something like Corpse Party sounds so remarkably unfathomable, reading through it must be one of the most sublime video game experiences one could take part in.

        • DizzyGear

          From what i heard its pretty damn funny indeed. I really hope XSeed will change its mind one day.

        • 0nsen

          I read through the first 3 Chapters or something (I know enough Japanese for that to work). And it is extremely hilarious.

          Sachiko has birthday and decided everyone could take a break from getting killed and celebrate with her. In one chapter she’s like “I want a love comedy” and bullies everyone into participating (don’t want to? Ooops, you’re dead.). Than all female characters must hunt down Satoshi (even his little sister) and get into a romantic scene with him. …while wearing only swimsuits. And somehow all of them are getting into it and are competing for real. (“Yuka won’t let anyone else have her Onii-chan, because Yuka.. Yuka loves her Onii-chan the most !!)

      • Daru Titor

        They’ve already said they’re not bringing that game over here. Asking for it is pointless.

    • http://www.cosmosgaming.com cosmosgaming

      Maybe if they gain additional fans by bringing the PC version over it’ll increase the chances of localizing Blood Drive? That’s what I’d like to think at least.

    • wyrdwad

      You forget, we already had a perfectly good script we could use for this! Extra effort was needed for the exclusive content and the stuff that differed from the PSP version, but certainly not as much as would be needed for a whole other game.

      …Plus, neither of the games you coughed is really done enough to localize just yet!

  • Monterossa

    will it be another “this winter”?

  • Junkogaf

    Awesome news! Let’s hope it leads to more CP on PC.

  • TheRealMalek

    Why does it looks “less enhanced” than the psp version ?

    Still great news let’s just hope that they don’t overprice it.

    • Shippoyasha

      It’s because the PSP version added a lot of visual flair. RPG maker is an indie development tool that is utilized for cheap indie RPG releases. They revamped a lot of art when they redid the game for PSP. It’s cool they are releasing the original like this. Though I admit the PSP version art is way better.

    • Lynx

      The PSP game was a remake of sorts.

      The original PC release was literally a RPG maker game.

  • Kayseur

    So is this game any different from the first PSP game? Because judging from those screens, it looks like an older version of the latter.

    • http://sara.wingdreams.net/ Sara Leen

      It may not be as pretty but it does have some exclusive content. Chapter 5 is quite a bit different as well, which surprised me.

      • DizzyGear

        Exclusive content compared to which version? PSP or the PC98 original?

        • http://sara.wingdreams.net/ Sara Leen

          I meant PSP of course. I’d argue that this and the PSP version barely resemble the original game.

  • Pdugna

    More CP for everyone :D XSEED doing great this year.

  • Rose Spinoza

    Ooooooooooooooooooooh. This should be nifty.

  • Rose Spinoza

    Oh, and you can play a version of the PC-98 version for free at… http://www.memoriesoffear.com/games_corpsepartypc98/
    (^ freeware. This and the first original version were always freeware. So it’s legit! This link also gives a brief history lesson on all the versions. )
    Anyhoo, looking forward to seeing the enhanced PC edition of that. Thanks Xseed!

  • meh not keen of rereleases myself. but it makes sense to rerelease it so more people can play it(those that dont have portables for example).

    • Rose Spinoza

      Techncially, the psp version is the “rerelease.”

      • but its better than the pc ver. #basedimaiasami

  • luckgandor

    XSEED, I freaking love you.

  • jeka69

    Pure confirmation and hopefully not regarded as flamebait:
    So this… ‘bring’-ing to PC is actually a translation of the already existing PC version and not the PSP port?

    • http://sara.wingdreams.net/ Sara Leen

      Yes, it’s the indie PC game.

      • jeka69

        Whoa, okay. I actually like the character design more than the PSP version so this is actually a good news on top of a good news.

  • Kornelious

    I decided on picking up the two Corpse Party games later this month. And now with the new one coming out (And hopefully localized) I am even more amped to get it! While I prefer the PSP version over the PC version this is still welcome news :)

  • http://resettears.wordpress.com/ Reset Tears

    So this is the game that the PSP game is a remake/enhanced version of? Interesting development to bring over the PC version now. Will there be much reason for someone who has played the PSP version to pick this one up? I’ll probably want to get it regardless, but just curious how different it might be.

    • wyrdwad

      Although it is more or less the same game as the PSP version, there’s enough different here that it’s worth checking out.

      Some of the actual dialogue is slightly different (really random lines, too, where the Japanese was changed really subtly — and yes, all of these subtle changes were painstakingly reflected in the English, too!), there are scenes peppered throughout that weren’t present in the PSP version (particularly in chapter 5, where they added a rather shocking scene that pretty much comes out of nowhere), quite a few different endings from what you guys are used to… and most notably, the “Tooth” chapter from Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is now present, retold in the style of the original Corpse Party. Like, with you actually walking around the school, new puzzles exclusive to that chapter, new dialogue, etc. It’s pretty rockin’!

      There are also some musical changes — chapter 5 has a few tracks exclusive to the PC version that blow their PSP equivalents out of the water. And probably the biggest difference is the voice-acting, since every single voice is completely different. And surprisingly, being a cast of mostly indie voice-actors, they’re overall REALLY good, with a few topping the PSP versions (IMHO) and a few really surprising changes (Kizami’s indie PC voice is SO DIFFERENT from his PSP voice, and yet somehow just as good — just, in a completely different direction!).

      It’s actually been really cool to see just how different it is, and I can totally see a debate sparking up once the PC version is released as
      to which is the more definitive Corpse Party experience. ;)

      • KuroNathan

        Ooo, I was going to skip at first, but now that I read this I’m pretty excited

  • Slickyslacker

    aaaand this is Xseed’s only announcement today that I’m actually interested in.

  • Jadfish

    So wait, is this just the 2008 PC version, or the neat PSP version that had all the nice character art?
    I’ll buy it anyway since it genuinly impressed me on PSP. I never would have thought it possible that audio design could almost single-handedly create such an unforgettable and horrifying atmosphere.

    Even the tracks that aren’t spooky carry a grim sense of urgency, while still being catchy as hell~
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeSZ14ivDAo

    • Jadfish

      actually, I just digged forth my PSP3000. I’m gonna play this gem again.

      It’s so much lighter and smaller than my Vita

  • greeeed

    I guess the are testing PC market

  • Warboss Aohd

    Steam is your friend Japanese Devs.

    Steam Sales will make you money.

  • 0nsen

    Wasn’t the original Corpse Party an entirely different game?
    Well, I’m not really excited. Character pictures look like crap.

  • British_Otaku

    I don’t own a Sony portable which works, so I’m pleased I’ll be able to try any version of Corpse Party.

    It is especially nice to see that there is no chance this game won’t run on my laptop as well. Nice to hear that between the different versions, there is room for debate about the definitive one, good reason to look at all of em. Cheers for the info, wyrdwad.

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. Actually having a completely different set of voice-actors WOULD make the game interesting to play around with, since so much of that game WAS the voice actors. The slightly different lines don’t sound TOO interesting, but I am really darn curious to hear what Kizami sounds like now. If only because Koyasu is so distinctive.

  • http://hanzoadam.tumblr.com/ Hanzoadam

    I still haven’t finished it on PSP its a good game though

  • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

    The only thing I ask is the removal of the flashing effects. Personally loved the game but had to stop playing on my psp due to the sporadic flashes giving me severe headaches. Which was a shame as I really loved the game

  • Anthony Birken

    Cool, been meaning to replay this while I wait for blood drive

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