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Keiichi becomes drawn into the strange events surrounding the Watanagashi Festival and the god, Oyashiro-sama.

Posted by Protektor on Sep 27th, 2012

Higurashi When They Cry takes place during June 1983, at a fictional rural village called Hinamizawa, which has a population of approximately 2000. The main character, Keiichi Maebara, moves to Hinamizawa and befriends his new classmates Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude, and Satoko Hojo. Keiichi joins their after-school club activities, which consist mostly of card and board games (and punishment games for the loser, usually him.) Hinamizawa appears to be a normal, peaceful, rural village to Keiichi. However, the tranquility abruptly ends after the annual Watanagashi Festival, a celebration to commemorate and give thanks to the local god, Oyashiro-sama. Keiichi learns that every year for the past four years, one person has been murdered and another has gone missing on the day of the Watanagashi Festival. Keiichi himself soon becomes drawn into the strange events surrounding the Watanagashi Festival and Oyashiro-sama.


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Mkilbride Sep 27 2012 says:

Wow, no way, this was released on Steam...?

I can't believe it...

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Yirba Sep 27 2012 replied:

Unfortunately, Higurashi is not available on Steam. However, it is a candidate on Steam Greenlight, which allows the community to decide which games should be released on the service. If you feel Higurashi should be released on Steam, you can vote for it.

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Undying_Zombie Nov 1 2013 replied:

Whoops. This post was by me, forgot I was not logged on lol ><

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Kark-Jocke Sep 27 2012 says:

This looks amazing, do anime series to Games! :D

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[Q]uik Sep 27 2012 replied:

The anime is based of this Visual Novel.

Certanly did not expect to see this here

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Mkilbride Sep 27 2012 replied:

Yes...this came first, then the anime series.

This is also from the same group that made the story about the Golden Witch, of which I am waiting for the PS3Fication of; only the first chapter was done.

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_Dexter_ Sep 27 2012 says:

Actually this looks pretty interesting. I'm looking forward to trying it out.

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Mkilbride Sep 27 2012 says:

One thing I should warn people about, I suppose.

The art, looks cutesy, and that may make you think it is that type of game.

No, the cute art is there to disarm you. To make you feel like it's a Disney flick and it's a fairy tale with everything going right.

Wrong. Lots of gore, lots of death, murder, ect. It's actually stupidly dark for how the characters are drawn.

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