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Higurashi DS Game in Summer

by atlantiza
Feb 22, 2008 8:39 AM | 50 Comments
A DS game for the popular franchise of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, titled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna, will be released June 26 this year. The game will sell for 3,800 yen (about 35 USD) and the price for a special edition version has not been announced yet. The game will be for one player.

Along with the Onikakushi, Watanagashi and Tatarigoroshi arcs, the first in the series of four Higurashi DS games will also feature an original arc, Someutsushi. All of the other games in the series will feature two original arcs each, but their names are not yet known.

Sources: Famitsu, Official Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Site, Official Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Site

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Going to have to do some serious translations then.

Dec 14, 2012 1:15 PM by Air-Dragon

Man... if someone were to draw up an English language FAQ for those of us who might want to try playing the Japanese version, I would buy a copy SO QUICKLY. My Japanese is far too rusty for me to try conquering it on my own.

Feb 27, 2011 4:42 PM by Numi

Baman said:
:__:

Why weren't I born in Japan?

:__:


Because god didn't deem us worthy. *Crying*

Feb 23, 2011 12:42 PM by Jonasonien

ppizzapie said:
If this came out in English...you know those people who buy consoles for a single game? Yeah.

The sole reason I bought a DS in the first place is because I KNEW most anime games are in the DS xD

Sep 26, 2010 12:50 AM by HazukiSama

D
Foggle said:
My friend translated a page for me about what comes with the Limited Edition. The stuff in parentheses are comments he added himself.

"The special edition comes with a box to store all 4 games, much like an anime collectors box.
Also, it comes with the Sonozaki Family Collectors Can, which contains:
The Unhappy Trump Card: Until forever it's important
Watanagashi Cleaner: Let's absorb the bad stuff with cotton
Curry Eraser: Does Chie-Sensei consent too?
Mini Calender: Summer is when the Higurashi cry...
Kyuuute Accessory Case: Put your DS in here. "Omochikaeri!" (Oh, and I spelled it "Kyuuute" because it says "Kaaii" in the original Japanese, which is Rena's strange way of saying "Cute", which should be "Kawaii".)
Substitution Memo book: I wonder who on earth's book this is... (The kanji either says Substitution, Sacraficial, or Scapegoat. All 3 work pretty well to describe Keiichi's memo from Onikakushi, neh?)
Warning Sticker: If you don't listen to our warning, you'll suffer a cruel reptentence. (They show a yellow sticker like a street crossing sign, showing Rena chasing Keiichi with a cleaver, denoting: "Frequent Rena Appearance Warning")"

And if you pre-order the game, you get a syringe-shaped pen.
DEAR OYASHIRO-SAMA! damn those japanese people! they get a BUNCH of free stuff, while we in the U.S. get nothing or a little figure or a sticker. I'm with Baman...WHY WASN'T I BORN IN JAPAN?! DX

Sep 26, 2010 12:47 AM by HazukiSama

Yeah. It's very cool, but only be in Japan.

Dec 27, 2009 2:44 AM by EwelaIchigo

Cool. Hope there's lots of murder involved.

Oct 14, 2009 2:30 AM by AlexSadist-sama

Oct 13, 2009 2:17 PM by leti_

It was funny to see the face of the WalMart guy when I asked if they had the game. He was all like WHAT THE HECK IS THAT???

Oct 4, 2009 8:35 AM by shannibearstar

tHe sad truth is that it is more likely to get released in the USA than here in Scotland and the rest of Britain >.>

Aug 1, 2009 3:33 PM by Squirrelpaw4970

I REALLY want this to come to the US.
Wasn't there news about the Higurashi VN on PC getting localized here sometime ago?

Jul 27, 2009 9:17 AM by Hybrid00

Orphen07 said:
Higurashi said:
Wonder if this is going to be similar to the original Higurashi game series... if only I could understand Japanese. =x

And yea, so far the anime series haven't been released in the United States yet, so it is doubtful that this game will be released here. >.<


There is actually a dub on the first season of Higurashi licensed by Genon. Also, the resono why the Higurashi games will (most likely) never make it overseas is due to the fact that because the Higurashi games are rated +18, that would mean that Sony would have to release the Higurashi games as AO which is no longer produced in the U.S. As for the DS Higurashi games, they need to be licensed and translated and all that other stuff.


The PC games are being translated as we speak and the Alchemist remakes of the Higurashi games are not rated 18+.

A = All Ages (E/Everyone)
B = 12+ (T/Teen)
C = 15+ (T/Teen - M/Mature)
D = 17+ (M/Mature)
Z = 18+ (AO/Adults Only)

The Higurashi titles are rated D.

I have the special edition of Kizuna vol. 1 and I must say that it's great -- but skip it if you're not interested in learning Japanese.

Jul 27, 2009 3:52 AM by theplane2

hay , know its a selfish request but does any 1 know or a translated rom or a blackmarket translated versio , and i dont mean chineas , english plz!!!

Jul 8, 2009 10:13 PM by apez1267

Higurashi said:
Wonder if this is going to be similar to the original Higurashi game series... if only I could understand Japanese. =x

And yea, so far the anime series haven't been released in the United States yet, so it is doubtful that this game will be released here. >.<


There is actually a dub on the first season of Higurashi licensed by Genon. Also, the resono why the Higurashi games will (most likely) never make it overseas is due to the fact that because the Higurashi games are rated +18, that would mean that Sony would have to release the Higurashi games as AO which is no longer produced in the U.S. As for the DS Higurashi games, they need to be licensed and translated and all that other stuff.

Jul 3, 2009 6:38 PM by Orphen07

the_seventh_l said:
FreyaSui said:
FateSyka said:
Do want. ;-;

Jul 3, 2009 7:58 AM by xhillia

Ever since I've found out that the series was originally a game, I've really wanted to play one of them... this gives me hope (false hope, I'm sure) that I might actually get to. *sigh*

Jun 24, 2009 7:21 PM by D_S_Bach

If only my ds didn't break... Stupid ds. I opened it up, and the "new" piece of crap was actually refurbished.

Jun 24, 2009 7:06 PM by Manga_sama

Kanashimi said:
*Marks her calendar to stalk all of her rom sites*


Yesh. That~♥

Jun 22, 2009 7:31 AM by Hannarin

If this came out in English...you know those people who buy consoles for a single game? Yeah.

Jun 21, 2009 1:44 AM by ppizzapie

I'm going to piss my pants. :( I want it to come to the U.S. GAH.

Jun 20, 2009 7:17 PM by blahblabha