The time has come. The Iwaihime English version is here. It’s available now on Steam for $29.99, and so is its $7.99 DLC chapter Musubihime. Though, if someone picks up the game or add-on by October 30, 2020, there’s a 10% discount that drops the prices to $26.99 and $7.19.
In Iwaihime, players follow Susume Susuhara, a young man living alone who just transferred to a new high school. It seems normal enough, except for a classmate with a supposedly cursed doll named Toe Kurokami. She always carries it with her, and players will get drawn into the mystery surrounding her. The story comes from someone quite experienced at building suspense, as When They Cry creator Ryukishi07 wrote it.
To help get a better idea of what to expect from this otherworldly tale that also mixes in traditional kid in high school elements, here’s the Iwaihime opening movie. It also introduces the avatar and classmates like Toe, Tsubakiko, Kanae, Riria, and Natsuya.
And here are some Iwaihime screenshots. There’s a mix of scenes you’d expect from normal high school life and ones where, well, things seem clearly wrong.
Also, while this is the awaited English release, it isn’t the only language available for the game. You can also play the visual novel in Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese too. The Steam version has Achievements to earn as well.
The Iwaihime English version is now available on PCs via Steam.