Last week, we brought news of MangaGamer’s tentative localization schedule for the next year. Today, we can confirm that the release for Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (ch. 1-4) has been locked down for December 15.
The game’s English release has been titled “Higurashi When They Cry.” The first four chapters will (collectively) cost €36.95 and will debut on the All Ages section of the MangaGamer website, which, as the name indicates, will host content suitable for people of all ages.
One should point out, though, that while Higurashi’s art looks cute, the story — which revolves around a series of murder conspiracies — is anything but.
For those interested, it seems Anime News Network is running a contest in collaboration with MangaGamer to give away 5 free downloads of Higurashi. A big thanks to Matty on our Facebook group for pointing it out!
We were also informed that the site will be down for a few hours on the day of Higurashi’s release for testing purposes, so keep that in mind if you plan to buy the game on day one.