Only in Japan: ‘Ougon Musou Kyoku’ to Make its Xbox 360 Debut
Japanese video game developer Alchemist announced in the newest issue of the Japanese video game magazine Famitsu that they will be porting 07th Expansion’s tag team fighting game based on the visual novel Umineko no Naku Koro ni to the Xbox 360. You know, for all two people who happen to own a xbox 360 slim 4gb in the land of the rising sun.
Titled Ogon Musokyouku X, the game is considered a spin-off of the wildly popular murder novel and was originally released at Comiket 79 on December 31, 2010 on the PC. The successor to the Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni series, which is available in English from MangaGamer, the original story told of a group of eighteen people who are secluded on an island for two days as they are all killed one by one. The goal was to find out whether the cause was another person or if it was a result of some unknown supernatural force.
Featuring three new characters that weren’t previously available in the PC version: Jessica Ushiromiya, George Ushiromiya and Rosa Ushiromiya, the game is a five-button fighter with 2D hi-def graphics. Every character in the game will have his or her own hidden ability which they can use to power themselves and their partners for a limited period of time. Extra abilities can be used when the player activates the metaworld where the current character gains two abilities, one for them and one for their partner. SP is essential as it powers up both their specials for supers and the metaworld.
Other details, including any news on a possible localization, are currently unknown at this time. However, given the popularity of Japanese 2D fighters such as Capcom’s Fate/Unlimited Codes and Aksys’ BlazBlue series in the United States, along with commercial release of Higurashi, I wouldn’t count it out.