Survival horror video game series Corpse Party will see its first North American release on Nintendo 3DS this summer: uncensored and fully voiced.
Earlier this week, Corpse Party was rated on the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) for Nintendo 3DS with a “Mature” rating, with XSEED Games publishing the title. A few days later, as expected, XSEED made the official announcement on Twitter: “Corpse Party is launching on 3DS this summer!”
A few hours ago, XSEED published a localization post on their blog addressing some fans’ concerns. With regard to censorship, “All versions of Corpse Party released by XSEED Games are presented to you with no content removed or altered whatsoever,” reads the Tumblr post. “The ESRB M rating exists for a reason, after all, and our M rating for Corpse Party 3DS has already been secured.”
XSEED also quelled any doubts or rumors surrounding the voice acting aspect. “The 3DS version is fully voiced, utilizing the exact same Japanese-language voice recordings as the PSP version of the game, in all their 3D binaural glory.”
In addition, the Nintendo 3DS version will include four exclusive chapters — for a total of fourteen — not available on any other platform, and new music “including a really awesome arrangement of the classic Chapter 1 BGM.”
The idea of the game is help a group of high school students escape from a haunted school while interacting with objects, characters, and lurking monsters. Based on characters’ decisions, different — violent — scenarios can take place such as repeatedly stabbing others with a pair of scissors or a knife.
When Corpse Party launches in North America this summer, it will be available digitally in the eShop on Nintendo 3DS and in physical form in a “Back to School Edition,” which includes figurines of two of the game’s characters, Naomi Nakashima and Seiko Shinohara.
It’s currently unknown if the title will be localized for the European region. Corpse Party launched on Nintendo 3DS across Japan in July 2015 under the title Corpse Party Blood covered: …Repeated fear.
Feel free to check out the short 3DS announcement below.