MangaGamer announces ‘Umineko When They Cry’ on Steam


Manga Gamers has announced that they will be releasing Umineko When They Cry on Steam. Developed by 07th Expansion, fans of Higurashi When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) will be able to enjoy the murder mystery visual novel game where you play as Battler Ushiromiya. You’ll need to solve the mysterious murders happening at a family gathering.

Players will seek out the truth in eight different chapters. Each one is a different experience with several different ways in which events of the murder may have played out. The team at Manga Gamer will be working with the team at Witch Hunt to update the translation for Umineko before it’s released on Steam. It will include all-new sprite art.

The anime series was released by NIS America in 2009, and the manga series is released by Yen Press.

In Umineko, the player will join Battler, a scion of the wealthy Ushiromiya family, as he attends their annual reunion on the island of Rokkenjima for the first time in six years. However, that night, a disaster falls upon the Ushiromiya family, and they all begin to fear for their very lives. Battler’s cousin Maria believes the golden witch Beatrice has returned and committed murder through magic, but Battler doesn’t believe in such a fantasy. Still, could anyone in his family really have killed their own kin for the sake of riches? You know both the situation leading up to the incident and its tragic result, but the course of events is an enigma, and no one willing to share the whole truth. What really happened on Rokkenjima that night?

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.