Today we have a couple very special announcements from Anime Boston: our acquisition of Higurashi Hou and MYTH!
For a while now, many have wondered why Higurashi‘s release has been delayed, and today we’re excited to finally share that our acquisition of Higurashi Hou has been one of those reasons! This acquisition means that our upcoming release on Steam will be the definitive version of Higurashi both for Japan and the West! This also means that we’ll be releasing every single chapter of Higurashi contained in Hou: all four Question Arcs, all four Answer Arcs (Higurashi Kai), all three arcs of Higurashi Rei (which were previously never released in English!), Hinamizawa Teiryuujyo (the never-before-released original concept story for the Higurashi series), Higurashi Outbreak (a chapter formerly available only in drama CD format), and a brand-new arc exclusive to Higurashi Hou–the Kamikanshi Chapter. All 14 of these chapters will be released individually on Steam and our website as translation progresses.
What does this mean for the Steam version of Higurashi? It means a long list of new features will be included!
- Options to switch between the new sprites and the old
- New Higurashi Hou sprites will also be redone in the new sprite style
- The BGM that were replaced in the initial release will be restored to the original versions
- Options to switch between playing in English and Japanese on-the-fly
We’re also happy to be adding doujin circle circletempo’s MYTH to our offerings! Already Greenlit for release on Steam, MYTH is another title that fans of Higurashi are sure to love.
In the highly acclaimed doujin title MYTH, players follow a protagonist who lives in the “world of light”, a world without shadows. He encounters a girl with a shadow and begins exploring the darkness of another realm with her. The deeper you dig, the more mysteries and terrors you’ll find hidden beneath the bright surface. Drawing on Norse mythology, this intricate tale holds many surprises waiting to be uncovered.
Though only partially voiced, MYTH also features a strong soundtrack composed by Luck Ganriki, who previously worked on Umineko, Higanbana, and Rose Guns Days.
The adult version of MYTH will be available on our website, and the all-ages version will be available both on MangaGamer and on Steam.
And finally, last but not least, we’re proud to announce that Higurashi Ch. 1: Onikakushi is now slated for release this May 15th! You can pre-order from our website now to get 10% and get a free Steam Key too!
Don’t forget to check out our new 07th Expansion page either: