|“||We... ...can't go home?||”|
—Corpse-Party Zero (Tagline)
Corpse-Party Zero (コープスパーティーZERO (ゼロ) Kōpusu Pātī ZERO (Zero) ), stylized as CORPSE-PARTY ZERO, is a survival horror adventure fan-made game by Noraenu created using RPG Tkool XP. This fan game was released on June 4, 2007. It is known under the abbreviation "ZERO" (ゼロ ZERO ) in Japan. Currently, the fan game has been translated in Chinese and English.
Since the success of the NEC PC-9801 version of Corpse-Party, fans took it upon themselves to create a prequel during the nine year drought between the releases of the PC-98's Corpse-Party and Corpse Party: New Chapter for mobile. They have decided to create their derivative work using RPG Tkool XP, a popular RPG creation tool at the time and successor to RPG Tkool 2003, in order to maintain the style that Makoto Kedouin used. Makoto Kedouin, admiring the works the fans have made, even used the sisters' likenesses in future Corpse Party titles.
Corpse-Party Zero is a prequel which stars two sisters mentioned only in passing in the original Corpse-Party, Kaori Hasegawa and Shiho Hasegawa, who try to escape from the cursed school.
The main characters are two sisters from a senior high school:
|The main protagonist of the fan game.|
Kaori's younger sister.
It began when Shiho is waiting for Kaori, who is attending a council student meeting, which is taking too long. Finally, her older sister arrives and the two sisters decide to go home. While on the way, Kaori says that she heard a interesting story that day. She tells her sister a story about a female student who fell from the third floor corridor. Despite the impact, she didn't die and vanished, leaving brain matter on the floor. Immediately after Kaori finished the story, the sisters hear a voice. They thought it was the wind and they were going to leave the school, but again the voice returns, asking for help. Suddenly, an earthquake and a strange light appears, and the two sisters are catapulted inside an abandoned schoolhouse.
Fortunately, although at first they had been separated, the two sisters manage to find each other. They don't know what kind of place it was, so they decide to go exploring. Kaori and Shiho reach the entranceway, but they didn't feel it was safe and decide to stay inside the school. As soon as they cross the corridor, an earthquake shakes the building and the floor collapses. Shiho starts to doubt that they can find a way back home, but Kaori reassures her.
Thanks to the loose board that the two sister had picked up earlier, they are able to go to the second floor. It seems there's nothing to worry about, but suddenly, immediately after the two sisters enter classroom 2-3, the door opens by itself. Kaori and Shiho believe there must be someone alive who wants to help them, so they decide to enter, but unbeknownst to them, a strange spirit dressed in red follows afterward into the classroom.
Kaori and Shiho notice the room is empty and, as they are about to leave, three blue spirits appear and pray the sisters to listen their story. Kaori is diffident, but she decides to remain. The first spirit begins to tell about "she" who brought them in the school, just like the two sisters. If the latter want to survive, they'll have to be careful, because "she" will try to kill them. At that point, the other two spirits become red. The blue spirit feels danger impending for the two sisters and tells them to go to the other side of the green bile, before send the two outside.
The two sisters follow the suggestion of the spirit. Along the way, they arrive at the infirmary. Shiho would like to rest, but Kaori doesn't agree, so the two sisters continue their exploration, reaching the lavatories in which Shiho urgently needed. Once the latter enters the toilet, she hears the voice of Kaori which says she had made a pact. If Kaori kills her, she'll be free to return to real world. Shiho, at first, is terrified, but she realizes that it wasn't the voice of her sister. In addition, she finds a key. Thanks to it, the two sisters get access to the classroom 2-3 where they recover another wooden board. In this way, Kaori and Shiho are able to reach the north wing of the second floor. Once they cross the corridor, another earthquake shakes the school: the floor collapses so, in this way, the two sisters can't come back.
When Kaori and Shiho reach the classroom 2-9, they try to enter, but a mysterious force prevents them to get in, so they decide, for the moment, to go on. While the two sisters are on the way, they find a strange message which speaks about an incinerator and a notice which says that they have to retrieve all the ten letters. The letters, in fact, give important suggestions about the cursed school. Another letter is found in classroom 1-1 of the first floor of the north wing, also the classroom seems to have something different: there's, in fact, a corridor which connects it to 2-1 classroom, where they find another letter.
After this, The two sisters leave the room and reach the science lab, at the first floor of the north wing. It seems alright, but, suddenly, a blackout occurs. When the light returns, the scientific model in the room comes to life and attacks Shiho. Fortunately, the two sisters succeed in escaping from there, attracting the model in a trap. It works, but, due to it, the floor collapses, so the two sisters are again separated.
The two sisters are forced to take different way. Kaori prays Shiho to be careful while she tries to find a way around over the obstacle, leaving her alone. Kaori, subsequently, remains trapped in a room in wrecked hallway. Here, she finds the security guard key.
Meanwhile, Shiho starts worrying for her sister. Suddenly, Kaori appears behind her. The latter explains she found a way past that pit. So, the two sisters decide to go to the classroom 1-1. Here, a ghost says them that the room 2-9 is connected with the real world, so, if the two sisters reach it, they'll be saved. Then, They head the room. Shiho is the first to cross it, followed by Kaori. Trough a door in the back, the two sisters arrive to a narrow corridor. At that point, Kaori, suddenly, start laughing evilly. In fact, in truth, it wasn't Kaori, but a spirit which has deceived Shiho. The revenant attacks her, who flees from it, but she remain wound. She succeeds in escaping, reaching a room, but the injury is deep and the blood doesn't seem to stop. At that point, Shiho decides to leave a message for the sister.
Kaori, meanwhile, manages to leave the room where she was trapped. Since the room 2-9 is blocked by the spirits, she decides to head the security guard room 1, where she founds another letter which seems unnumbered. It tells about a yellow ribbon and Kaori remembers that Shiho has one. At that point, Kaori leaves the room and enters the security guard room 2. Here, she finds another letter and a switch and decides to flip it. Suddenly, the wall reveals that there was a hidden passage. Kaori crosses it and recovers the last letters. After this, the girl reaches the room 1-1 and, through a connecting corridor, she arrives to the room 2-9. Here, she find the corpse of her sister on the floor. Kaori starts crying, until she reads Shiho's last message which warns her to be careful, because there's the good spirits, which are blue, and the evil spirits which are red. Kaori, who understands that the sister have left that wrote to allow her to escape, promises she'll get out from there and takes Shiho's yellow ribbon weared by her sister...
Corpse-Party-0 EditCorpse-Party-0 (コープスパーティー・ゼロ Kōpusu Pātī Zero ), stylized as CORPSE-PARTY-0, is a survival horror adventure fan-made game by the Corpse-Party-0 Production & Collaboration team, a group of members who were involved with Corpse-Party Zero, led by SinΦ. and created using RPG Tkool XP. This fan game is a re-telling of Zero with additional characters, new locations, branched endings, and minor changes to the storyline and existing characters.
The fan game is considered incomplete, as only a demo is released.
The main cast of characters are a group of students from Tendo Senior High School:
- Kaori Hasegawa: The main protagonist of the fan game, member of the student council.
- Shiho Hasegawa: Kaori's younger sister.
- Masayuki Hayashi: Shiho's classmate, member of the student council.
- Hideki Tachibana: Kaori's classmate, president of the student council.
- Yuuya Kumada: Close friend of Kyosuke and Masayuki.
- Kyosuke Himonya: Hideki's assistant, accountant of the student council.
- The name tags of the Tendo Senior High School students can be found in CHAPTER 4 and 5 of Corpse Party.
External Links Edit
Corpse-Party Zero Edit
- Japanese version
- Chinese translation (Corpse Party Survivors' @ Baidu Corpse Party)
- English translation (Memories of Fear)
- Instruction Manual (English translation)