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Press Release: Higurashi from MangaGamer

December 7th, 2009, by zalas
Posted in Press Release, Tidbits, Translation , Tagged: , ,

Here is the official press release for MangaGamer’s English release of Higurashi:

Smash Hit game by 07th Expansion to be available in English this December

December 7, 2009 MangaGamer.com is pleased to announce the upcoming digital release of “Higurashi When They Cry”, the smash hit PC game released by game developer 07th Expansion. This mega popular series has spun out PS2 and Nintendo DS ports, novelizations, and anime/manga adaptations, but this will be the release of the original authentic version. The slated release date of “Higurashi When They Cry” is December 15, 2009 for 36.95 Euros.
This release of “Higurashi When They Cry” will feature the first 4 chapters of this 8 chapter series: Onikakushi, Watanagashi, Tatarigoroshi, and Himatsubushi. MangaGamer.com will release the remaining 4 chapters in 2010.
Upon the release, MangaGamer.com will open an All Age section of their website on December 15th. The site will be closed and unavailable during the following hours for testing.
12/15 04:00(CET)Site Downtime
12/15 10:00(CET)Renewal Open

“Higurash When They Cry” STORY
The 58th year of Shouwa, early summer
It’s June, and the summer heat has arrived earlier than it does most years.
By day there are crickets, and by night there are cicadas.
We’re in Hinamizawa, a small village in the countryside.
There are fewer than two thousand people here. But every year, there is an event.
This event is a mysterious death.
(The series has run from 1979 to 1983)
On a certain day in June, someone dies, and someone else goes missing.
The series of deaths is connected to the upheaval surrounding the dam construction project.
A murder case that was covered up is being reenacted.
Is it a conspiracy? A coincidence? Or perhaps a curse?
Someone who was supposed to be there isn’t.
Someone who wasn’t supposed to be there is.
Someone who was alive last night is dead now.
And someone who is here right now isn’t alive.
So, there is no way to avert tragedy. There is no choice but to give up.
But don’t give up.
Only you can stand up to this.

Title: Higurashi When They Cry
Manufacturer: 07th Expansion
Genre: Adventure
Price: 36.95 Euros
OS: Windows XP(32bit), Windows Vista(32bit)
Text Language: English
Voice Language: No Voice
Age Rating: All Age

MangaGamer.com is the world’s first online download site of English translated bishojo games that opened in July 2008. Since its launch, it has offered services where fans can download and enjoy popular bishojo games such as CIRCUS’s “Da Capo” and OVERDRIVE’s “Kira Kira” right from their home.


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  1. Kanao Says:
    December 7th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Good to know that the Soul Link delay hasn’t had an affect on the Higurashi release. Was thinking it would be bumped back to Jan/Feb.

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