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Higurashi Creator's Iwaihime Horror Game Gets PS4/Vita Port

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Port of Ryukishi07's 2016 PC game to include prologue

Kadokawa's Dengeki Online website revealed on Tuesday that Nippon Ichi Software will release a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita port of DMM Games and Ryukishi07's Iwaihime PC horror game.

The port, titled Iwaihime: Matsuri, will contain a new prologue. The prologue will center on protagonist Suzumu Susuhara, and will introduce the game's characters and key concepts in the game.

The 636th volume of Kadokawa's Dengeki PlayStation magazine will reveal more details on the game on Thursday.

Nippon Ichi Software opened a teaser site for a new horror title last Friday.

DMM Games released the original game for the PC in January 2016.

The original game's cast included:

Makoto Furukawa as Suzumu Susuhara
Chinatsu Akasaki as Toe Kurokami
Mariko Honda as Tsubakiko Harumiya
Yuka Ōtsubo as Kanae Minobe
Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Lilia Nunokawa
Ryouko Tanaka as Mayu Hinagata
Yuuki Tai as Natsuya Atsuta

Freelance illustrator Kina Kazuharu provided the character art for the "Japanese style romance novel game," and mocha provided the background art.

In the story, for generations the men of the Susuhara family have, upon reaching a certain age, left home and gone their own way, living alone with no one to depend on until they are acknowledged. The protagonist is a high school student who has left home and is comfortable at his new school. But there's a strange girl named Toe Kurokami. She carries what appears to be Japanese doll, and he's sure its hair grows and it whispers things. Meeting her might be his destiny.

Tomo Tanaka also serialized a manga adaptation of the game in Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine. The manga launched in September 2015, and ended in September 2016. Square Enix published two compiled book volumes for the manga. Tanaka drew the manga, while Ryukishi07 wrote the manga's scripts. Kina Kazuhara was credited with the original character designs, and DMM.com handled the editorial supervision.

Source: Dengeki Online via Hachima Kikō


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