The original Corpse Party was released in Japan in 1996. Some 25 years later, it has finally reached Europe, the Americas, and most notably, Xbox.
Available for purchase and download now, Corpse Party on Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S is a survival horror which has already acquired a certain cult status. It’s priced at £ 17.19 on the Xbox Store and sees us entering the haunted halls of Heavenly Host Elementary. From there, anything could happen.
Fully upgraded for the next generation (though sadly not optimized for the Xbox Series X | S), Corpse Party tells the story of a friendship and ritual gone awry. You see, it focuses on Ayumi Shinozaki, a high school student who has been transported with her friends to an alternate reality universe. Vengeful spirits await the gang, their only hope of survival being linked to uncovering the murders of those who have been trapped before.
If you’re familiar with the Corpse Party series, you’ll know what to expect here, but if not, listen. You get beautifully retro 16-bit visuals, thrilling sound, the ability to let your imagination run wild, and more content than ever before. You see, there are the five main chapters of the original game included here, but then several extras included to take you back in time. With the ability to explore every inch of Heavenly Host Elementary, point-and-click elements mixed with RPG styles, there should be plenty to entice Corpse Party fans.
Features in summary:
- Atmospheric Retro-Style Graphics – Stunning 16-bit style visuals, paired with gruesome descriptions and stunning sound design, will make your imagination run wild with visions of horror.
- Every Choice Counts – Explore every nook and cranny of Heavenly Host Elementary with a cross between point-and-click adventure gameplay and non-combat RPG, making choices that dramatically change the course of the story and the fates of its characters.
- More Content Than Ever – In addition to the five main story chapters and the fourteen additional chapters, two additional new chapters explore the relationship between series favorites Ayumi and Yoshiki, and introduce Miku Shirayume and Ryoka Iwami, two characters with their own plot. roles to play in the grisly legend of Heavenly Host Elementary.
- Another Dimension of Horror – Put on headphones to immerse yourself in fully voiced Japanese audio and overwhelming sound effects thanks to 3D binaural recording techniques, creating a simulated surround sound experience that will have you looking over your head. shoulder at every turn.
We’ll be sure to let you know how it fares on Xbox with a full review of Corpse Party in the days to come. For now, you can pick up the copy you need in the Xbox Store.
Description of the game:
“Sachiko, we beg you …” A friendship ritual gone awry transports high school student Ayumi Shinozaki and her friends to an alternate reality version of an institution struck by a tragedy that was long ago on the site of their own school. As the vengeful spirits of elementary school students threaten their lives and sanity, their only hope for survival – let alone escape – is to uncover the chilling details surrounding the murders of those trapped before them.