Higurashi: When they Cry May Be Retranslated For Steam Release


Speaking with visual novel site VNTLS, MangaGamer have indicated that they may revisit the English translation for Higurashi: When they Cry, for the game’s Steam release.


Higurashi: When they Cry was recently greenlit for Steam via the Steam Greenlight program, and translator John Pickett remarked, “We’ve been aware that the original translation for Higurashi was not the best it could’ve been.”


He added, “The potential sales a Steam release means has given us an opportunity to consider updating the translation. We’re currently looking at our schedule to see if such a vast revision is feasible, but it is something we would strongly like to do before this new release.”


MangaGamer are currently in talks with Steam regarding the release of the game.

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.