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The Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novel series is originally produced by the Japanese dōjin soft maker 07th Expansion, but features games produced in collaboration with Alchemist and Twilight Frontier. The games take place in the fictional Japanese town of Hinamizawa, and the stories revolve around a group of young friends and the strange events that occur in the village. The games have been released for Microsoft Windows PCs, the PlayStation 2, and the Nintendo DS handheld console. Higurashi no Naku Kori ni is a series of murder mystery visual novels that requires relatively little player interaction as most of the gameplay is composed of reading text which signifies either dialogue between characters or the inner thoughts of the protagonist who the player assumes. The games utilize intermissions where the player can obtain several TIPS which allow the player to read various supplementary information that may or may not be useful in solving the mystery.

The series debuted in Japan on August 10, 2002 with Onikakushi-hen, the first in a series of eight original games divided into the "question arcs" consisting of the first four games, and the "answer arcs" consisting of the latter four. The answer arcs shared the common title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai. An additional fandisc known as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei followed, and was the final game in the series produced by 07th Expansion. The eight original PC games will be released in English by MangaGamer with the first four games released in December 2009 and the last four being released monthly starting with Meakashi-hen in February 2010.[1] Alchemist has released five more games based on the original series, two for the PlayStation 2 and four for the Nintendo DS. Twilight Frontier produced a dōjin 3D versus third-person shooter game entitled Higurashi Daybreak which was later ported to the PlayStation Portable by Cavia and Alchemist.

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Main series


Original release dates:[1]
JP August 10, 2002
EU December 15, 2009
System release:
2002—Microsoft Windows PC[2][3]
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Original release dates:[1]
JP December 29, 2002
EU December 15, 2009
System release:
2002—Microsoft Windows PC[2][3]
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Original release dates:[1]
JP August 15, 2003
EU December 15, 2009
System release:
2003—Microsoft Windows PC[2][3]
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Original release dates:[1]
JP August 13, 2004
EU December 15, 2009
System release:
2004—Microsoft Windows PC[2][3]
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Kai


Original release dates:[1]
JP December 30, 2004
EU February 28, 2010
System release:
2004—Microsoft Windows PC[2][3]
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Original release dates:[1]
JP August 14, 2005
EU March 2010
System release:
2005—Microsoft Windows PC[2][3]
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Original release dates:[1]
JP December 30, 2005
EU April 2010
System release:
2005—Microsoft Windows PC[2][3]
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Original release dates:[1]
JP August 13, 2006
EU May 2010
System release:
2006—Microsoft Windows PC[2][3]
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Rei


Original release dates:
JP December 31, 2006
System release:
2006—Microsoft Windows PC[2][3]
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Other series

Daybreak


Original release dates:
JP August 13, 2006
System release:
2006—Microsoft Windows PC
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Original release dates:
JP April 22, 2007
System release:
2007—Microsoft Windows PC
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Original release dates:[4][5]
JP November 27, 2008
System release:
2008—PlayStation Portable[4][5]
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Original release dates:[6]
JP November 26, 2009
System release:
2009—PlayStation Portable[6]
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Matsuri

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri

Original release dates:[7][8]
JP February 22, 2007
System release:
2007—PlayStation 2[7][8]
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri: Kakera Asobi

Original release dates:[9][10]
JP December 20, 2007
System release:
2007—PlayStation 2[9][10]
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Kizuna

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Daiichikan Tatari

Original release dates:[11][12]
JP June 26, 2008
System release:
2008—Nintendo DS[11][12]
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Dainikan Sō

Original release dates:[14]
JP November 27, 2008
System release:
2008—Nintendo DS[14]
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Daisankan Rasen

Original release dates:[16]
JP May 28, 2009
System release:
2009—Nintendo DS[16]
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Daiyonkan Kizuna

Original release dates:
JP February 25, 2010
System release:
2010—Nintendo DS
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References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "MangaGamer Adds Koihime†Musō, More Da Capo Games". Anime News Network. 2009-11-19. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-11-19/mangagamer-adds-koihime-muso-more-da-capo-games. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Umineko no Naku Koro ni product introduction" (in Japanese). 07th Expansion. http://www.07th-expansion.net/Soft/hannpu.html. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni introduction" (in Japanese). 07th Expansion. http://www.07th-expansion.net/Soft/Prolog.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  4. ^ a b c "Higurashi Daybreak Portable game information" (in Japanese). Alchemist. http://higu.biz/dbp/introduction/game_01.html. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  5. ^ a b "Higurashi Daybreak Portable (limited edition) listing" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. http://news.dengeki.com/soft/info/detail/19324/. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  6. ^ a b "対戦ACT『ひデブ ポータブル』がメガ級になって帰ってきた! [Competition ACT Higurashi Daybreak Portable Returns as a Mega Rank!]" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. 2009-08-10. http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/185/185837/. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  7. ^ a b c "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri description website" (in Japanese). Alchemist. http://www.alchemist-net.co.jp/products/higurashi_matsuri/wtcf_gaiyou.html. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  8. ^ a b c "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri listing" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. http://news.dengeki.com/soft/info/detail/17214/. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  9. ^ a b c "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri official website" (in Japanese). Alchemist. http://www.alchemist-net.co.jp/products/higurashi_matsuri/index_main.html. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  10. ^ a b c "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri: Kakera Asobi listing" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. http://news.dengeki.com/soft/info/detail/18186/. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  11. ^ a b "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna introduction website" (in Japanese). Alchemist. http://www.alchemist-net.co.jp/products/higurashi_kizuna/index_main.html. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  12. ^ a b c "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Daiichikan Tatari (limited edition) listing" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. http://news.dengeki.com/soft/info/detail/18801/. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  13. ^ "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Daiichikan Tatari official website" (in Japanese). Alchemist. http://www.higu.biz/kizuna1/. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  14. ^ a b c "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Dainikan Sō (limited edition) listing" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. http://news.dengeki.com/soft/info/detail/19279/. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  15. ^ "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Dainikan Sō official website" (in Japanese). Alchemist. http://www.higu.biz/kizuna2/. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  16. ^ a b c "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Daisankan Rasen (limited edition) listing" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. http://news.dengeki.com/soft/info/detail/19982/. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  17. ^ "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Daisankan Rasen official website" (in Japanese). Alchemist. http://www.higu.biz/kizuna3/. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 

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