Get ready for more Japanese terror, high school style.
Corpse Party was probably under your radar, but hopefully by now you’ve read our review and know a little bit more about this interesting horror/adventure game. However, you may not know that the Corpse Party just released in the U.S. by XSEED Games is actually a re-release of a game that came out for the PC in Japan. It was ported to the PSP, and already has a sequel, titled Corpse Party: Book of Shadows. You can add another entry to this series, as a new title, Corpse Party 2U (working title) has been shown in the Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation.
If you don't buy this game, I will have a grudge against you, and you don't want me haunting your dreams.
Since its humble 32-bit beginnings, the PlayStation brand has been home to some truly unique and sometimes downright weird games from its native Japan. The PlayStation gave us games like Incredible Crisis, Bust a Groove, One Piece Mansion, and Rising Zan: Samurai Gunman. The trend continued on PS2 with Mr. Mosquito, Katamari Damacy, Gitaroo Man, and Okage: Shadow King. Sadly, with the video game industry being such a volatile, cutthroat business in the current climate, releasing quirky games like these has become a gamble that rarely pays off for publishers. Thankfully, we still have handheld machines like the PSP to give us our experimental Japanese games. Enter Corpse Party, a digital release for PSP that is so niche that I’m surprised it was translated. Surprised, but happy; this is one of those unique, under-the-radar games that is not to be missed.