MAGES and Team GrisGris have officially announced a new Corpse Party game, Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion. It is planned to launch in 2024, but no platforms are currently specified.
Not much information about this game has been shared aside from a few staff comments on the official website, but this project was teased before in an interview from February 2023 with MAGES Director Makoto Asada.
Our team’s Ryuji translated the following staff comments:
Makoto Kedouin, Scenario Writer
“We have produced a completely new, legitimate sequel to the Corpse Party series, titled Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion! This title has a new setting, so new horrors await you with a cruel smile. We hope that this will be a cheer for all of you who are now fighting against this cruel and frivolous present world. I hope you enjoy the ever-expanding world of Corpse Party.”
Yasuhiko Nomura, Corpse Party Producer at MAGES.
“We are very sorry for the long wait, Corpse Party fans. It’s been nine years since the last title in the series. But now, we are happy to announce that Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion is now in production.
This title features a completely original story written by Makoto Kedouin. It features a “new world,” which is different from the previous Corpse Party games and the PC version of Corpse Party 2!
Recently, our General Producer has been suffering from serious psychic phenomena, and I have been experiencing pain from my lower back to my left leg for some time now, which is starting to interfere with our production.
If anyone is able to perform an exorcism, please contact me…” (he’s joking)
In case you missed the interview from MAGES Director Makoto Asada earlier this year, it’s quoted below:
Interviewer: What kind of work do you have in store for us in the future?
Makoto Asada: Aside from the title releasing this Summer that I mentioned earlier, we are currently working on a brand-new Corpse Party game! This new title will have a completely different visual style from the pixel 2D art style. So much so that you might even question if it’s an adventure game from MAGES.
The staff who worked on Corpse Party for a long time are returning to work on this game, and we would like to present a new form of Corpse Party to all fans. We will make an official announcement soon, so please wait for it. This is another title that will be released simultaneously worldwide and is the game that MAGES will be putting the most effort into this year.
Interviewer: Will it be a remake of the original?
Makoto Asada: No, it will be a new Corpse Party with a new scenario. Perhaps the only thing that hasn’t changed is that this game strongly focuses on sound, just like previous titles. Still, we have made the horror elements stronger, so I hope that not only fans of the series but also fans of horror games, in general, will enjoy this entry.
Interviewer: I see. So it’s that drastic.
Makoto Asada: However, the core concept of Corpse Party is still there because Team GrisGris, the staff writers who wrote the original game, are all involved. We have started this project with the intent of taking the horror of Corpse Party to the next level.
Interviewer: When did plans for this development begin?
Makoto Asada: The actual production started about two years ago, but the project itself has been in the works for several years. The idea of giving Corpse Party a new form had been on the agenda for a long time, but we never got around to starting the project, and it had been stagnant. So around two years ago, I decided to take on the challenge and get it off the ground.
You can view the full teaser image for Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion below:
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