Corpse Party: Book of Shadows Hits PSP and PS Vita Next Week, Has Full Japanese Voice Acting

January 8, 2013Written by Jason Dunning

It looks as though the PSP version of Corpse Party that came to North America and Europe in late 2011 did quite well as XSEED has announced that Corpse Party: Book of Shadows will come to the NA PSN on January 15th, with a European release ‘shortly after’. Selling for $19.99, it will be both PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita compatible.

Book of Shadows comes with seven different chapters to play through, with an eighth (titled Blood Drive and takes place 2 weeks after Corpse Party’s ending) unlocked if you have a save file from the original Corpse Party or if you view every single ending within Book of Shadows. Each of these chapters will tell their own standalone story, with the events of them set before, during and after the events of Corpse Party.

The new game also comes with some brand new features, which you can read about below:

Enhanced Classic Point-and-Click Gameplay

More realistically-proportioned and immersive first-person environments with ending routes based solely on player decisions eliminate reliance on reflexes over strategy.

Darkening System Emphasizes the Need to Keep Calm

Characters gradually become frightened and unstable, distorting the game’s graphics and altering their decision-making abilities.

Focus on Side-Characters and Characters Who Received Less Screen Time Originally

The already robust cast from the original is further humanized, adding to the game’s immersion and preying on the player’s sense of empathy.

Full Japanese Voice Acting and Twice the Binaural 3D Audio Effects

Original Japanese voices are kept intact for authenticity, and players can feel like they’re part of the action by hearing speech, screams and spooky sounds coming from literally all around them when played with headphones.

Text-Skipping, Fast-Forward, and Save-Anywhere

Players caught by “wrong ends” can easily redo whatever actions may have damned them by skipping and fast-forwarding through any scene in the game, as well as keeping ample saves on hand at crucial turning points (even if they’re in the middle of conversations).

Unlockable Bonus Features

Completing chapters and viewing specific scenes unlocks art stills, music tracks, voice-actor interviews and more. Data from the first Corpse Party can be loaded for additional content, and viewing the game’s true ending unlocks a special mode where custom conversations may be constructed from a selection of the game’s voiced lines.

Will you be getting Corpse Party: Book of Shadows on Tuesday? Let us know in the comments below.