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Corpse Party

A few months ago, Corpse Party 3DS was announced by XSEED for localization. In North America, the game should be out sometime within the next month or so. We hadn’t heard about anything for Europe, though that has now changed.

A listing on the eShop reveals that Corpse Party is in fact planned for PAL regions. Additionally, it’ll apparently be launching on October 26 in Europe – meaning we can probably expect it around the same time in North America. That date might be slightly off since games don’t usually launch for Nintendo platforms digitally on Wednesdays, but… we’ll see.

As for the price, it’s €29.99, and XSEED will apparently be publishing (rather than Marvelous).


Corpse Party – short video

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Publisher XSEED Games has added some new footage to their Facebook of Corpse Party for the 3DS. You can watch the full video below.


XSEED confirmed the localization of Corpse Party on 3DS back in April. As part of the initial announcement, the publisher said the game would be ready to hit store shelves this summer. Those plans may have since changed.

For one thing, time is running out on summer. We still don’t have a concrete date, and we’re a month away from the start of fall. Retailers also started to update their Corpse Party listings this past week. While many had the game pinned down for a tentative August 30 launch, the likes of Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and GameFly now indicate that it’ll be available on October 4.

In any case, this is all partially speculation on my part. There are still a few weeks left in the summer, so maybe XSEED is simply gearing up for a (very) late fall release. Hopefully we’ll find out what’s happening soon.

Yesterday, XSEED showcased its full slate of titles from E3. Footage was shown from a variety of games including Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Exile’s End, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, and Corpse Party. See the recording below.

Footage of E3 demos are still coming in. This time, Nintendo World Report has shared a few minutes of off-screen Corpse Party gameplay. See it in the video below.

The E3 2016 trailer for Corpse Party is in. We’ve gone ahead and attached it below.

Update: Bumped to the top. The 20% Prime discount is now live for Prime members.

Last week, XSEED announced that Corpse Party 3DS will be localized for North America this summer. The game will be sold on the eShop, but a limited “Back to School Edition” physical release is also being made available. Amazon now has this up for pre-order here.

Corpse Party: Back to School Edition includes a couple of special items. Along with the game, you’ll receive high-quality miniature figurines of characters Naomi Nakashima and Seiko Shinohara plus a soundtrack CD. The CD includes nearly 80 minutes of music from the game not previously featured on the “Songs of the Dead” compilation, including three tracks exclusive to the 3DS version.

XSEED made a big Corpse Party localization announcements yesterday, including the news that the 3DS game is scheduled for a summer launch in North America. The publisher has since put up a Tumblr post clarifying certain aspects of the release and more.

First, XSEED shared the following about retaining all voices and avoiding censorship:

– Worry the First: The 3DS version has no voice-acting, right?

Wrong! 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. I think the origin of this rumor may have been the four 3DS-exclusive Extra Chapters – new content created specifically for this version of the game. These four Extra Chapters are not voiced (save for flashbacks to other parts of the game), but every other Chapter and Extra Chapter is, with not a single voice file from the PSP version missing or unaccounted for.

– Worry the Second: The 3DS version has to be censored, right?

Nope! All versions of Corpse Party released by XSEED Games are presented to you with no content removed or altered whatsoever (save for the small handful of sniggly things we had to change for legal reasons, like a Nokia ringtone). The ESRB M rating exists for a reason, after all, and our M rating for Corpse Party 3DS has already been secured.

You can find XSEED’s full post here. If you’re a Corpse Party fan, it may help you decide between the new 3DS / PC versions and the old PSP title.


Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse isn’t today’s only 3DS localization announcement. Following a leak from the ESRB, XSEED has now officially confirmed plans to bring Corpse Party to North America.

Corpse Party will be sold at retail as a “Back to School” edition for $49.99 and digitally for $29.99. It’ll come with miniature figurines of Naomi Nakashima and Seiko Shinohara as well as a soundtrack CD featuring nearly 80 minutes of music from the game not previously featured on the ‘Songs of the Dead’ compilation, including three tracks exclusive to this version.

XSEED will launch Corpse Party on 3DS this summer. Take a look at a brief teaser trailer and an overview below.

Remastered from the 2011 PSP game, the Nintendo 3DS rendition of Corpse Party will feature redrawn, high-resolution character sprites, newly arranged music tracks, and 3D art stills, as well as four new Extra Chapters exclusive to this version that provide insight into lesser-shown characters and plot elements previously left unexplained. This title has been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB.

In Corpse Party, players take control of a group of Japanese high school students who inadvertently engage in a pagan ritual and find themselves inexplicably transported into a whole other space: an inescapable echo of a long-since demolished school building where a series of gruesome murders once took place. They must now evade the grasp of the tortured souls who roam the halls of the doomed Heavenly Host Elementary School, lest they join the ranks of the dead themselves.

The 3DS version of the infamous horror game Corpse Party, which was released last year in Japan under the title “Corpse Party: Blood Covered …Repeated Fear”, has been rated by the ESRB. Simply titled “Corpse Party”, the game has received a “Mature” rating. XSEED is listed as the publisher.

This does not 100% confirm a North American release of the game, but it does make it pretty likely. Hopefully XSEED will make it official sometime soon.

By the way, below is the rating summary, in case you were wondering what kind of game Corpse Party is:

This is a survival-horror adventure game, in which players help high-school students escape from a haunted elementary school. From an over-head perspective, players explore the school and interact with various objects and characters. Some interactions can lead to sequences that depict acts of violence: a character repeatedly stabbed with a pair of scissors; a character stabbed with a knife. Violence is also described in the text (e.g., “The third victim was stabbed in the left eye an indeterminate number of times”; “Buckets of blood spilled out from my head. I’m sure it was hell to clean up later…”). Blood is frequently depicted near corpses and when characters are injured. The game includes some suggestive references in the dialogue (e.g., “Big t*ts does it for you, eh”; “If you don’t, I’ll email you a beautiful crotch shot—so watch out; “He grabbed me and forced me down, then began unbuttoning my blouse…”). In one scene, bathing characters are depicted with soap bubbles covering their chests and genitals. The words “f**k” and “a*shole” appear in dialogue.

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