Nippon Ichi Reveals New Horror Game “Shin Yomawari” for PS4 and PS Vita

The latest Dengeki (also via Hachima) has revealed Nippon Ichi Software’s latest game.

Named simply Shin Yomawari, the upcoming sequel is set for a PlayStation 4 and PS Vita release in Japan, on August 24th. The game is clearly a sequel to Yomawari, the PS Vita horror game that had you exploring various environments at night with only a flashlight to aid you.

According to Nippon Ichi, the sequel will have a game world over twice the size of the original. There will also be western-styled locations and houses, with the game using a camera angle like its predecessor.

When you enter certain areas, the camera goes to a side perspective. There will naturally be ghosts wandering the town, with some being completely harmless and others giving you a “Game Over” if they even touch the protagonists.

Fans can expect two protagonists in the sequel, Haru and Yui. Both girls set out on an adventure into the mountains to see the summer fireworks in a nearby town. On the way home they get separated and subsequently lost, with only a mysterious town appearing between them at night.

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  • Klarktastic

    Can’t wait to do the pebble trowing tutorial again!

  • Professor_Icepick

    Wow, I guess the PC version didn’t do that well.

  • Nagato

    Not sure if joking, but this is just the Jap reveal so far; we’ll get our PC confirmation alongside the announcement of a Western version as usual.

  • Professor_Icepick

    It was half a joke, half an actual question.

  • InfectedAI

    How was the original? It looked really cool but I haven’t gotten around to buying it yet because I heard mixed things about the game and the port. Opinions on gameplay and port quality?

  • VLOCKUP

    I’m sure can’t see that as question actually and more like sarcasm. Better rephrase it.

  • Michael Richardson

    Darn, I still haven’t even played the original. Should get on that.

  • Tubsiwub

    I loved the first game… I have to say, I’m glad they’re ‘westernizing’ the buildings and stuff. The first game was a little too foreign for me with the story revolving around myths and folklore that I had to Google to understand. However, it was totally worth playing.

  • Tubsiwub

    It’s incredibly short, but incredibly cute as well. I highly recommend it, personally.

  • It’s coming to PC. Really I am more surprise that it is coming to vita.

  • Hodan