Corpse Party: Blood Drive coming to Europe in October

Marvelous Europe bringing over PS Vita horror game.

Corpse Party: Blood Drive

Following XSEED’s North America announcement in May, Marvelous Europe has confirmed it will release Corpse Party: Blood Drive for PS Vita in Europe and Australia. They’re targeting an October release.

The game will be released in standard physical and “Everafter” editions:

Physical Edition (£29.99)

  • A physical copy of Corpse Party: Blood Drive

Everafter Edition (£44.99)

  • A physical copy of Corpse Party: Blood Drive
  • 2-disc official soundtrack featuring selected music from the game
  • 100 page art book

Pre-orders for each edition are live at the game’s official website. The game will also be made available digitally on the PlayStation Store.

Get a trailer and some details below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

Introduction

Corpse Party: Blood Drive is a direct followup to the events of Corpse Party (available on the PC and PlayStation Portable system), as well as the events from the final chapter of Corpse Party: Book of Shadows (available on the PlayStation Portable system).

As such, the Introduction and Characters sections of this website may contain spoilers for both games, so please read at your own risk.

While some members of Kisaragi Academy’s class 2-9 survived their trip to the hellish, otherworldly elementary school known as Heavenly Host, many did not…and those who were unfortunate enough to perish within its halls were doomed to remain there forever, eternally reliving the pain they felt at the exact moment of death. Worse still, all memories and records of their existence were wiped from the face of the earth, leaving only those who survived the ordeal to mourn their loss.

The last hope of reverting these miserable fates rested with an ancient tome known as the Book of Shadows, but Ayumi Shinozaki’s misguided attempts to employ its power claimed yet another victim, and the book was forever lost in the chaos…or was it?

When an acquaintance of the deceased turns up with a spiritual photograph suggesting the Book of Shadows may now reside in the tattered remains of Heavenly Host, Ayumi becomes obsessed with finding it so she can attempt once more to bring back her lost friends…

About

Corpse Party: Blood Drive is the final installment of the story that began with Corpse Party and continued in Corpse Party: Book of Shadows. Players take direct control of a character or party of characters and explore the ruins of Heavenly Host Elementary and other locations from a top-down 3D perspective.

Along the way, they’ll be dodging or disarming traps, running from malicious entities, solving puzzles and directly interacting with the environment to trigger visual novel-style cutscenes that advance the story and lead to one of many endings, with very few of them being happy…
Corpse Party: Blood Drive is the first in the series to be released on the PS Vita, and has a wealth of features making in the most comprehensive entry in the series so far:

  • Highly Detailed 3D Environments with Dynamic Lighting – Players can use an in-game flashlight to experience Heavenly Host Elementary in full 3D for the first time, with all of its formerly 2D environments meticulously recreated and greatly expanded.
  • New Gameplay Systems for More Exciting Interactions – Run in short bursts, disarm traps, hide in cabinets from pursuers and more; Heavenly Host now has far more ways to kill while also providing far more options for players to fight back.
  • All the extras you’d expect – Binaural 3D audio for simulated surround sound and the screen-altering “Darkening” system make their return, along with unlockables like voice actor interviews, art and music, and more.
  • Choose your own path – Boasting 11 huge story chapters and 8 supplemental “Extra Chapters,” Blood Drive caps off the Heavenly Host storyline in a big way, providing answers and shocking twists in equal measure.

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