XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., announced that Corpse Party: Blood Drive, the final entry in the “Heavenly Host Elementary” chapter of the Corpse Party visual novel-style horror adventure series, will arrive in North America exclusively for the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system on October 13th.
For the first time in the series’ history, Corpse Party: Blood Drive will be released physically in North America through a limited “Everafter Edition” for a suggested retail price of $49.99, containing a two-disc compilation of songs from Corpse Party, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, and Corpse Party: Blood Drive, as well as a “Dying Art” grimoire featuring over 100 pages of artwork from throughout the franchise. The game will also be available digitally via the PlayStation Store for $39.99.
The final installment of the supernatural story that began with Corpse Party and continued in Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Corpse Party: Blood Drive ups the ante by allowing players to explore Heavenly Host Elementary in full 3D for the first time, with all of its formerly 2D environments meticulously recreated and greatly expanded. New gameplay systems provide 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.
Furthermore, Blood Drive — once again presented with the original Japanese voiceovers for authenticity — 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.
Published in North America by XSEED Games, Corpse Party: Blood Drive will launch on October 13th exclusively for the PS Vita, both in a limited physical “Everafter Edition” release with a suggested retail price of $49.99 and digitally via the PlayStation Store for $39.99.
This title has been rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB.