Hardcore anime fans are well familiar with Higurashi When They Cry, and the latest entry in the franchise will be making its way to MangaGamer the company has announced. Titled Ciconia When They Cry, the third game in the When They Cry franchise was announced to be distributed by the adult-oriented digital games distribution platform along with Steam at this year's Sakuracon in Seattle. Impressively, the English version of Ciconia When They Cry will release at the same time as the Japanese version. Additionally, two more titles have been acquired by the company for localization and exclusive release.
Check out the Japanese trailer for Ciconia When They Cry to get hyped for the next game in the series!
The future showcased in Ciconia When They Cry is certainly a bleak one. World War 3 has devastated the world, and it is only through the miracle "Gauntlet" technology that a handful of lucky people have managed to avoid the ill effects of this catastrophe. In essence, Gauntlets are powered armor that allows the user to have increased strength, speed, and agility, but they require a good deal of special training from a young age to be used effectively. Ciconia centers on a group of young Gauntlet Knights who have found themselves in the midst of a deadly game that could escalate into war.
Aside from Ciconia, MangaGamer has also some neat titles for the catgirl and doggirl fans out there. Nyan Café Macchiato ~Sexy Times at the Cat Café~ and WanNyan ☆ à la mode! ~Which Girl Will You Choose? An Erotic Cat & Dog Café Experience!~ will be making their way to the digital distribution platform in the future. Also, the titles and the implications they carry will be haunting my dreams for the next few days at least.
You can't quite buy any of these games just yet, but all three should be available on MangaGamer sometime this year. In the meantime, why not take a look at their latest release Trinoline? You might also want to pick up the earlier games in the franchise Higurashi When They Cry and Umineko When They Cry.
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