- For the PC video game, see Corpse Party BloodCovered.
|“||Sachi is my pride and joy. She'd do anything for me.||”|
—Corpse Party BloodCovered ...Repeated Fear (Tagline)
Corpse Party, released in Japan as Corpse Party BloodCovered ...Repeated Fear (コープスパーティー ブラッドカバー リピーティッドフィアー Kōpusu Pātī BuraddoKabā Ripītiddo Fiā ), is the remake of the Corpse Party survival horror adventure game series created by Team GrisGris for the PlayStation Portable and iOS. The game was published by 5pb. and was released in Japan on August 12, 2010. It was translated by XSEED Games under the title, Corpse Party, and released on November 22, 2011 in America and on December 14, 2011 in Europe. It is known under the abbreviation BR in Japan and as CP overseas. This game has inspired novellas, fan book, web radios, and an amusement attraction.
While it is mainly a port of the PC version, Corpse Party BloodCovered, it is also a remake of the original Corpse-Party for the NEC PC-9801. Several changes were made from the PC version, such as enhanced background graphics, inclusion of CG event artwork, and professional voice actors.
The PlayStation Portable game was followed by a sequel, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, which was also released on the same system.
Corpse Party revolves around a group of students from Kisaragi Academy and one of their teachers. They try a mystical charm called "Sachiko Ever After" as an attempt to cheer up one of their classmates who is going to transfer schools; but something goes wrong, and they end up trapped in Heavenly Host Elementary School. And what's even worse: they appear in completely different dimensions inside the school.
While searching around the school, they find the corpses of the people who were trapped before them, along with the spirits of four children who are not willing to let them live. The students of Kisaragi Academy must unravel the mystery behind Heavenly Host and escape from there.
Corpse Party is a linear survival horror adventure game with some role-playing elements. Players take control of a party of characters, either one to five characters, consisting of students Satoshi Mochida, Naomi Nakashima, Ayumi Shinozaki, Yoshiki Kishinuma, Yuka Mochida, Seiko Shinohara, or their teacher Yui Shishido. Players are tasked to explore the haunted school grounds, reunite with their classmates and solve the mystery surrounding Heavenly Host. And to fulfill this task, characters must interact with the environment and surroundings such as picking up objects, talking to spirits, inspect documents while avoiding enemy-like entities, particularly the three children spirits.
Unlike other survival horror genres, playable characters are unarmed and are susceptible to many events. This introduces the game mechanic known as wrong endings. Wrong endings are activated when a character perform events irrelevant to the main storyline. As the story progresses, so do the number of possible wrong endings. These endings force players to be wary of their actions and decisions over the course of the game. Characters also possess Hit Points (HP), much like those in role-playing games. It measures how much damage they can take before dying, in two instances where it can lead to a wrong ending.
The majority of the cast of characters are a group of students from Kisaragi Academy, along with their homeroom teacher. The main characters include:
- Satoshi Mochida: The main protagonist of the game.
- Naomi Nakashima: Satoshi's classmate and friend.
- Ayumi Shinozaki: Satoshi's classmate and the class representative of classroom 2-9.
- Yoshiki Kishinuma: Satoshi's classmate and friend.
- Yuka Mochida: Satoshi's little sister.
- Seiko Shinohara: Satoshi's classmate and Naomi's best friend.
- Mayu Suzumoto: Satoshi's classmate and member of the drama club.
- Sakutaro Morishige: Satoshi's classmate and member of the drama club.
- Yui Shishido: The homeroom teacher of classroom 2-9.
- Naho Saenoki: A high school paranormalist, idolized by Ayumi.
- Yuuya Kizami: A student from another school who also wound up in Heavenly Host.
- The Girl in Red: A mysterious girl in a red dress that appears before Satoshi and the others.