"Higurashi When They Cry VR" Announced

Higurashi When They Cry (aka When They Cry for the North America release of the anime version) is a Japanese murder mystery franchise, that has spawned into various forms of adaptation formats like manga, novels, anime and even a sound novel game on Steam.

Today, the franchise was announced to make its VR debut over at the Super Pachinko & Pachislot Festival 2017 booth at Nikoniko Super Congress (At the same time, CR ひぐらしのなく頃に叫/CR Higurashi When They Cry was announced too, presumably the Pachinko/Pachislot version of the franchise). Besides the existence of this title, everything else about it is unknown, such as the release date, compatible platform and others. Personally since this is a sound novel focused title, I think it will be more of an experience than an actual game.

A fan event is set to take place in Tokyo May 19th for the Pachinko/Pachislot version of the series. Application for the event will be up on the site today.