As we have previously mentioned, the franchise of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Higurashi: When They Cry) has a video game for smartphones titled “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Mei“. This title was developed by smileaxe and is exclusively available in Japan for iOS and Android devices.
This video game has a completely original story, which is described as follows:
- June 1993, ten years after the 1983 “Great Hinamizawa Disaster” in which some 1,200 residents lost their lives due to the release of poisonous volcanic gas… A girl who lost her family in the disaster, Kazuho Kimiyoshi, visits his abandoned hometown of Hinamizawa. But what was in front of her were monsters that she had never seen before. Kazuho desperately runs away.
- And at that moment when she is thrown into despair, the mysterious existence “Tamurahime”, who calls herself a god, appears. Kazuho, who obtained the power to fight
from her, is guided to the ritual tool shed of Furude Shrine. After entering the shrine, Kazuho comes to a Hinamizawa in a moment of peace.
In short, the video game has been active for more than two years, especially due to the constant collaborations it makes with the least expected franchises. The above is, without a doubt, the best strategy to keep players and, even better, to invest money in the video game. That’s how we came to the most recently announced collaboration, starring Kotonoha Katsura and saionji sekai of the franchise School Days.
The event titled “Nan-nen-me no Uwaki (何年目の浮気)” has been available within the application in Japan since February 13, but for a limited time.
Synopsis of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Keiichi Maebara has just moved to the sleepy little town of Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983, and quickly becomes best friends with his schoolmates Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, and Rika Furude. However, darkness lurks beneath the seemingly idyllic life they lead. As the town prepares for its annual festival, Keiichi learns of the local legends surrounding it. To his horror, he discovers that there have been several murders and disappearances in the town in recent years, all of which seem to be related to the festival and the town’s patron god, Oyashiro.
Keiichi tries to ask his new friends about these incidents, but they are suspiciously silent, refusing to give him the answers he needs. As events unfold, Keiichi wonders what else his friends are hiding from him and if he can trust them. When madness and paranoia begin to take root in Keiichi’s heart, he will find himself squarely with the mysteries hidden in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, a story that is told over several story arcs.
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