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Japanese Indie Horror Game NightCry Launches this Spring on PC

Japanese indie studio Nude Maker has announced the release window for the PC release of NightCry, their Kickstarter-funded horror/thriller.

The game will launch for PC sometime this Spring. The Hifumi Kono-created title (Clock Tower creator) is also up for pre-order over on Playism, while its Steam page also launched.

Featured above, an English trailer was released for the game.

NightCry is coming in four different versions:

  • $24.99 Digital Download
    A digital copy of NightCry for the PC
  • $39.99 Digital Soundtrack Pack
    A digital copy of NightCry for the PC & a digital copy of the NightCry soundtrack
  • $49.99 Digital Deluxe Pack
    A digital copy of NightCry for the PC, the soundtrack, and the digital art book!
  • $59.99 Digital Complete Pack
    A digital copy of NightCry for the PC, the soundtrack, the art book, and a PDF of Takashi Shimizu’s storyboards for the live action trailer

Finally, Nude Maker is currently making “final adjustments” to the game. NightCry is also getting a mobile, tablet, and PS Vita release at some point in the future.

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16 comments
  1. alterku
    alterku
    March 2, 2016 at 10:08 am

    There are a lot of first person horror games now. I hope this is one of the good ones.

  2. vonSanneck
    vonSanneck
    March 2, 2016 at 10:30 am

    It’s directed by Hifumi Kono, expect an interesting control scheme.

  3. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    March 2, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Oh, this is the game where Donte gets eaten by the vending machine, right? I’m interested.

  4. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    March 2, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Terrible framerate and camera angle. Hope they sort these issues out before release.

  5. Ophel
    Ophel
    March 2, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Same.Been following this game since the kickstarter.

  6. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    March 2, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    What makes him special? I’ve only played Mikami horror games (Not The Evil Within yet) and titles close to it.

  7. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    March 2, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    The same Nude Maker who were involved in Infinite Space from Platinum Games? Been wandering what’s up with them.

  8. vonSanneck
    vonSanneck
    March 2, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Hifumi Kono’s work isn’t just horror, but he certainly has work a bit with the genre such as Clock Tower The First Fear & The Second Fear for Super Femicom, PSX & Windows PC, the later only on PSX. Those are point & clicks, the SF version not supporting the mouse peripheral, so have fun with the D-pad. Clock Tower 2: Struggle Within A.K.A. Clock Tower: Ghost Head was done buy someone else and is a spin off to the series, a bad one at that.
    He also directed the 2 Steel Battalion games on the original Xbox (yes that Steel Battalion with the massive 40 button simulation-esk set-up) with Mikami & Atsushi Inaba producing them with Capcom Studio Production 4 co-developing the games alongside Kono’s Nude Maker studio.
    Later he directed Infinite Space for the Nintendo DS by Platinum & Nude Maker, a real-time space sim RPG solely controlled by the touchscreen.
    NightCry also seems to be a point & click based 3D horror game with a moving camera, say if Dino Crisis had an option to rotate the camera what is behind you; along with having a very claustrophobic camera somewhere between Metal Gear Solid 2 & Resident Evil 4. But that’s my impression from trailers, I might be very wrong. But it is technically a spiritual successor to Clock Tower: The Second Fear aka Clock Tower 2 aka Clock Tower in the west for the PSX.

  9. sanic
    sanic
    March 2, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Will snag on the vita.

  10. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    March 2, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    This isn’t first person.

  11. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    March 2, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Terrible trailer. Really hope the game is good though. I’m concerned that they haven’t shown much, the release is so close after the just decent alpha build, and I’m not sold on the control scheme.

    Then again lots of what was shown off was for backers only so who knows. Maybe a backer wants to comment on how much was shown behind closed doors?

  12. alterku
    alterku
    March 2, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Isn’t it? Some of the camera work seems to imply that. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d be mistaken in thinking so.

  13. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    March 2, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    This is the first time I’ve seen anyone mention this game being first person. It’s third person with you pointing and clicking to move and interact with things. You can look up footage of the alpha build if you want to see what it plays like. None of the games in the series have been first person.

  14. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    March 3, 2016 at 3:01 am

    That price, though.

  15. alterku
    alterku
    March 3, 2016 at 10:23 am

    My mistake then. I wasn’t even sure this was part of a series, but rather a new game/world from the creator of another series.

  16. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    March 4, 2016 at 12:11 am

    The technical term is spiritual successor. It’s not officially a part of the Clock Tower series, but only due to the developer not having the rights.