Higurashi May Be Refreshed For Steam

Posted by Bob Muir on Sep 24, 2013 in Videogames |

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

While we’re all pondering what else Valve has in store for us, let’s look at an indie game series that has been approved for Steam via its Greenlight service. Higurashi: When They Cry (a.k.a. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) is a visual novel series that has been sold through English publisher MangaGamer’s website. But with a Steam release approved and in the works, the company is considering updating the product. Being on Steam means much more visibility and higher sales, so it may be possible that Higurashi will receive a new translation. A translator says that they still need to look at their schedule to see if it’s doable, but it’s something they’d like to do.

Higurashi is a fantastic tale of murders, supernatural elements, and deep secrets, with a cyclical story that I highly recommend to any mystery fans. But since it’s a visual novel (or actually a series of eight main games), there’s a lot of text to go through and revise. Honestly, the main thing I’d like to see revised is the character art. While Higurashi looks fantastic in the anime adaptation, manga adaptation, and fan art, the original game’s art looks noticeably more amateur, since the visual novels were definitely independent games in Japan.

Source: Japanator

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