Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai gets a nice bundle


It's been a long time coming, but the final sections of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni are finally out, and MangaGamer is thankfully announcing a bundle of the final four games ("Kai"), often known as the "Answer Arcs" (in comparison to the first four "Question Arcs"). While Meakashi, Tsumihoroboshi, Minagoroshi, and Matsuribayashi are all available separately for €9.95 ($13.57) each, anyone who has played enough of the series to understand what's going on in an Answer Arc will undoubtedly be interested in playing all of them.

With that in mind, MangaGamer has all four games bundled for €34.95 ($47.66). With Geneon out of business and no one else being interested in licensing the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai anime, playing these games are the only current ways to find out how the mystery ends in English. If you've seen that much though, maybe you only need a copy of Minagoroshi and Matsuribayashi, as Meakashi and Tsumihoroboshi were both animated as part of the first season of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. (The anime version of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai included one additional Answer Arc at the start of the season, Yakusamashi, that portrayed events left out of the first six chapters in the first season due to time constraints.)

If you want to being playing at the start of the story - which is pretty much the only way anything will make sense - the four Question Arcs have been available as a bundle for €24.95 ($34.02).

I always kind of wanted to play these games, since I loved the story of the anime, but since it was a doujin, I felt it was saddled with sub-par art. The PS2 port had better art but was obviously never translated, so the originals are the only option. Is anyone with me on this, or am I just being picky and you're interested in getting this bundle?

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