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Here’s A Peek At The New Artwork For Higurashi When They Cry

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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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.