XSEED Games has officially launched Corpse Party: Blood Drive in North America exclusively for the PlayStation Vita system today. This game has been released in both digital format and, for the first time in the series, a special physical format known as the “Everafter Edition“.
For those unaware, this title closes out the “Heavenly Host Elementary” storyline of the cult favorite visual novel horror anthology series. This story began in Corpse Party, then continued in Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, and now concludes as Corpse Party: Blood Drive decides to up the ante, allowing players to explore Heavenly Host Elementary in full 3D for the first time.
Here’s some more details, as presented on the official press release:
New gameplay systems provide even more exciting interactions for players experiencing the gruesome finale to this tale of an inescapable, otherworldly school populated by vengeful spirits, including a dynamic lighting system aided by an in-game flashlight, talismans to protect the player characters from danger, deadly traps to disarm, cabinets to hide in, a stamina system that allows for limited dashing, and much more.
Presented with the original Japanese voiceovers for authenticity, Blood Drive features the return of previously offered gameplay elements such as binaural 3D audio for simulated surround sound and the screen-altering “Darkening” system, as well as bonus unlockables such as voice actor interviews, art, music, and more. Boasting 11 huge story chapters and 8 supplemental “Extra Chapters,” Corpse Party: Blood Drive caps off the Heavenly Host storyline in a big way, providing answers and shocking twists in equal measure.
The special Everafter Edition of the game includes the title, a two-disc compilation of songs from all three games, and a “Dying Art” grimoire featuring over 100 pages of artwork from the franchise. This special edition is set at a suggested retail price of $49.99. Those who prefer digital can pick up the game itself for $39.99.