The fourth installment of Higurashi Hou, Himatsubushi, is now available for pre-order! It’l be available on both MangaGamer.com and Steam on October 10th! You can also pick up the Question Arc bundle featuring chapters 1-4 today––chapter 4 will become available in the bundle upon release.
Like many others, Umineko was a title that introduced me to the world of visual novels. Many people are familiar with Higurashi, whether it’s because of the anime or visual novel, and want more of the horror/mystery that its story is often characterized by. It’s not hard to come across Umineko as it’s another work by 07th Expansion, and it’s certainly a spiritual successor to Higurashi. There are even references made to the latter! Continue reading
A big thank you to everyone who attended our panel tonight at Anime Central! Do we have a lot of announcements to cover or what? Continue reading
For today’s installment of the Twelve Days of Visual Novels we celebrate Higurashi Hou with some words from editor, Tyabann (please note this post may contain some mild spoilers through Watanagashi): Continue reading
Chapter 2 of Higurashi, Watanagashi, is now available from MangaGamer.com! It will be unlocking on Steam in a few hours at 4p.m. PST. If you’re new to the series, be sure to pick up the first installment, Onikakushi first!
The second installment of Higurashi: When They Cry, Watanagashi, is now available for pre-order! Watanagashi will be available on MangaGamer.com and Steam on Friday, November 13th! Pre-ordering on MangaGamer.com will get you the game at 10% off and you’ll receive a complimentary Steam key as well.
In this chapter, Watanagashi (“Cotton Drift”) Keiichi encounters a brand-new mystery in Hinamiazawa – Shion Sonozaki. Who exactly is Shion? Is she really Mion’s twin sister? Is she just an alter ego Mion adopts to let off steam, or is she a split personality? Maybe she’s being manipulated into carrying out Oyashiro-sama’s curse?! Either way, you’ll have to find out the answers or die trying… when the higurashi cry.
I cannot begin to explain how excited I was when I heard the next title I would get to sink my teeth into was Higurashi. Years ago, it was my obsession, my “curse” you might even say. Puns and jokes aside, I was very much stoked to get my hands on the 07th Expansion visual novel that started it all: a franchise of anime, shorts, OVAs, among others. Continue reading
Higurashi was not the kind of game I was expecting it to be. I didn’t really know much about it going in other than it being a horror series. Based on that I had assumed there would be a lot of murdering going on, but in reality it was more of a slice of life comedy with an occasional murder and some mystery elements thrown in. Continue reading
I was lead to believe that Higurashi was about mystery and murder. Soon I learned that it was accurate, but not in the way that I thought. Continue reading