Corpse Party will launch on April 25th on Steam, Gog and Humble Store. The 3DS remaster releases this summer, as both a digital and a limited physical form in North America.
Corpse Party is a survival horror game that was released originally as an RPG Maker game in 1996 for PC-9801. After that it received numerous remakes and spawned several manga works, an anime OVA series and drama CDs, theme park attractions and even a live action movie.
The difference between the versions may not be apparent, but the PC edition is an entirely separate version that wasn’t previously released outside of Japan. The 3DS version stems from the PSP adaptation of the game, with redrawn artwork, new soundtrack and four extra chapters. The game on Steam, on the other hand, also provides exclusive content of it’s own. Namely, another four bonus chapters as well as some added endings. On top of that there is a fast forward function that will help with replaying and finding all those endings.
The 3DS physical launch will include a limited “Back to School Edition” that will has two figurines, of Naomi Nakashima and Seiko Shinohara, and a soundtrack CD with exclusive tracks.
The 3DS version of the game is rated M for Mature by ESRB, while the PC edition doesn’t have a rating. The great news is that XSEED games, the publisher for the title, promised not to cut or alter any of it’s original content for both versions.