Nippon Ichi has been teasing a mysterious horror game recently, and it’s been revealed in this week’s Dengeki PlayStation that it is Iwaihime: Matsuri, a PS4 and PS Vita port of the PC visual novel by Ryukishi07.
Here’s a description on Iwaihime’s story:
Hajakenshou. Crush evil, spread the truth.
It is said that each generation, upon reaching a certain age, all boys of the Susuharai family leave home and become independent. Then, relying only on themselves, they train body and soul until they are accepted as adults. And so I prepared myself for this day, learning a great many things so I’d be ready to live on my own.
Susuda Prefectoral High School. My new school. Originally, I planned to enter in first year rather than transfer in second year. Life at school is carefree, and even pleasant. Everyone has a great time in class 2-A. There’s just… her, Toe Kurokami. “Weird” doesn’t begin to describe her. Always holding that Japanese doll against her chest, never letting go for a second. Some whisper it is a cursed doll, whose hair grows when no one is looking. But it’s just an uncanny doll, with nothing special about it. Yet, perhaps my meeting that girl was fate… No, it was fate.
The scenario is written by Ryukishi07, best known as the original creator for the visual novel series Higurashi When They Cry. The character design is done by Kazuharu Kina. We can expect to learn more about the upcoming PS4 and PS Vita port of Iwaihime soon.
Iwaihime: Matsuri is in development for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.