Corpse Party was definitely one of last year’s most underrated games: you’d never expect a game featuring cute schoolgirls and simple 2D graphics to be scary, but Corpse Party surprised a lot of people with just how creepy it could be. Despite being a bit of a niche release, the game apparently sold well enough to warrant a sequel.
Entitled “Corpse Party: Book of Shadows,” this pseudo sequel takes place concurrently with the original game, and most of the game’s eight individual chapters will either fill in important story events that were only hinted at in the original title, or offer an “alternate” continuity take on the first game’s events. The final chapter, however, serves as a true sequel to the original game’s events, and explains what happened to the surviving characters after the first game ended.
XSeed says that Book of Shadows will hit the American Playstation Store sometime this winter, with a European release to follow at some unspecified point. In the meantime, PSP owners who missed out on the original title should hit up the PS Store tomorrow, when the original game goes on sale for $9.99. If console horror games slow evolution towards action has put you off, you should definitely pick up Corpse Party — it’s one of the most unsettling, creepy games I’ve ever played, and it’s definitely worth it at that price.
Source: Playstation Blog