Sound Director: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou Heads to PS4 (Updated)

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

Zakuro Motoki, sound director for 07th Expansion works, said on Twitter on Tuesday that Ryukishi07's Higurashi - When They Cry Hou (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou) game is getting a PlayStation 4 release. He said in the tweet, "And I'm also glad about Higurashi Hou being released on PS4! I have to work hard on new music, too...!"

The game launched for Nintendo Switch in Japan on July 26. The release included 19 scenarios from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui, as well as three new scenarios.

Ryūkishi07 and 07th Expansion released Higurashi - When They Cry Hou for PC in Japan in 2014 as a "thank you" to series fans (the kanji used for Hō is used in the word Hōnō, "dedication"). The game includes the previously unreleased work "Hinamizawa Teiryūjo" (Hinamizawa Bus Stop) that was a precursor to the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni series, the Higurashi Outbreak original story, and the Higurashi Outbreak: Kamikanshi-hen sequel.

MangaGamer released the original visual novel in 2009, and has been releasing Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou as 14 individual chapters. The company released the Higurashi: When They Cry Hou - Ch 6 Tsumihoroboshi visual novel on Steam on June 14.

Source: Zakuro Motoki's Twitter account via Gematsu, Otakomu

Update: Amazon Japan is listing the game for release on PlayStation 4 in 2019. Via Gematsu

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