Apart from news on Kaleidoscope of Phantasm Prison, 07th Expansion have announced that both Ciconia When They Cry and compilation game Umineko When They Cry Saku are releasing on October 4, 2019 in Japan, just a bit late of its previous late September release window. [Thanks, Dengeki Online!]
As a reminder, here’s Ciconia When They Cry’s description from MangaGamer:
In Ciconia When They Cry, World War 3 has come and gone, with nuclear winter only narrowly avoided with cutting-edge technology leading to the development of a new ultimate military technology, the Gauntlet, which allows those wielding one to fly like fighter jets, fight like battleships, and repel attacks like tanks without any additional equipment. The Gauntlets require particular talent and special training administered from a young age in order to control, and the young boys and girls capable of mastering of them become known as Gauntlet Knights.The main characters of Ciconia When They will be a group of these young Gauntlet Knights who, after the peaceful competition in the International Battle Standard Festival, become fast friends vowing to prevent world war together. However, world events are leading directly to World War 4 like a cascading row of dominos, and these “main characters” are nothing but pawns in the global games played by those with a right to sit at the table. Will these youth be forced to murder each other? Can the tragedy of war be prevented by mere pawns? Who are the real players in these games, and will you, the fans of When They Cry, fight for your seat at this deadly game?
We are currently working closely with 07thExpansion and Witch Hunt, the team behind Umineko‘s localization, on Ciconia When They Cry, and intend to provide a simultaneous English release on MangaGamer and Steam when the game is released in Japan at this year’s Summer Comiket.
Meanwhile, Umineko When They Cry Saku will feature the story from the following previous ones:
- Umineko When They Cry
- Umineko When they Cry Chiru
- Umineko When They Cry Tsubasa
- Umineko When They Cry Hane
- Last note of the golden witch
Ciconia When They Cry and Umineko When They Cry Saku releases in Japan on October 4, 2019 for PC.