As previously reported, Higurashi When They Cry is being re-translated for a second release on Steam, and this version of the game will also feature new sprites. This week over Twitter, MangaGamer provided a look at rough sprite designs for the game’s Furude Rika character.
Prior to this, the publisher also showed off updated sprites for Mion and Rena:
The new sprites are being designed by illustrator Kurosaki of Caramel Box. Kurosaki provided the artwork for a Caramel Box eroge named Uhou Renka. MangaGamer have commissioned his work themselves specifically for Higurashi’s Steam re-release.
The re-translation edition of Higurashi When They Cry doesn’t have a release date yet, but MangaGamer hope to have the first chapter of the game out by the end of the year.