Gather around PSP and Vita owners, as XSEED has a very special, very gruesome tale for you. Yes, it’s time to read from Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, a horrific visual novel filled with side stories based upon the original Corpse Party PSP game. The PSP is far from dead, so long as companies like XSEED are willing to step up and release quality games as PlayStation Store exclusives.
Where Corpse Party had RPG and exploration elements, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is a straightforward, unsettling visual novel. It presents players with eight horrific tales. Some are what-if scenarios, suppositing what could have happened in the original Corpse Party, but didn’t. Others are prequels. Still others are directly connected to original Corpse Party events.
In any case, they’re all incredibly unsettling and spooky. Of course, you have to figure that when Corpse Party: Book of Shadows gets a “Mature” rating. A visual novel has to be pretty darn disturbing and gorey to get tagged with that label. If you’re really curious and need proof that yes, this game is that graphic, you should probably check the Corpse Party: Book of Shadows website. There are some descriptions and images there that will convince you this game is a wild ride.
It may not be Friday the 13th, but a Tuesday the 15th release is just as good for this spooky collection of eight stories. Make sure you have $19.99 ready, or you’ll regret it. This is especially true if you played Corpse Party, as Corpse Party: Book of Shadow‘s eight chapter loads save data to unlock an eight chapter that acts as an epilogue to the original story.