‘Higurashi: When They Cry Hou – Rei’ Western Version Launching June 2022; Pre-Orders Available

MangaGamer has announced that the next entry in their localizations of the 07th Expansion-developed Higurashi series, Higurashi: When They Cry Hou – Rei, is currently available for pre-order ahead of its June 2, 2022 release ($5.95). Further, these pre-orders are available via Steam and MangaGamer’s official digital storefront. The MangaGamer storefront also boasts a 10% pre-order discount, costing $5.35.

Higurashi: When They Cry Hou – Rei contains three additional arcs; Saikoroshi, Hirukowashi, and Batsukoishi. The first arc is an epilogue to the main story’s finale, Matsuribayashi, while the latter two arcs are considered supplemental, non-canon material.

Official descriptions of the overall package and each arc have been provided, viewable below:

Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Rei
The tragedy of Hinamizawa is over.
Those held captive within its grip are free from the fate that bound them to June 1983.
Yet the tale of Hinamizawa is not truly complete.
There are many worlds not yet explored.
Three such worlds await here, but are you prepared to reveal what was left in obscurity?

Saikoroshi-hen
This is a tale of Furude Rika reaching the summer of 1983. Her power allows her to choose one of many worlds, but is this world truly the best for her?
The difficulty here is malicious, for all you dear connoisseurs who prefer it that way.

Hirukowashi-hen
This is a tale involving a peculiar dispute over the most precious jewels – the Magatama of Fuwarazu, capable of granting mutual love – which befalls the club members.

Batsukoishi-hen
Within these pages is a bible of blazing passion for today’s modern, apathetic youths! Even though it was meant as an after-party for Meakashi-hen, it completely ruins the impact of that chapter! Deemed too dangerous for consumption, this legendary scenario was sealed away!
Continue only if you can vow that you are truly degenerate.

Lastly, the opening sequence for this package is viewable below via 07th Expansion’s official Youtube channel:


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