MangaGamer announced at Anime Expo that Higurashi: When They Cry Hou – Minagoroshi will be released on July 18. This is the seventh chapter in the Higurashi: When They Cry Hou visual novel series. The game will be available on PC via Steam.

Higurashi When They Cry Hou is an anthology that includes all of the previously released episodes, the Higurashi fandiscs and several new scenarios. The collection was developed by 07th Expansion and was released at Comiket Market in Japan on August 17, 2014.

MyAnimeList.net describes the story as follows:

Keiichi Maebara has just moved to the quiet little village of Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983, and quickly becomes inseparable friends with schoolmates Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, and Rika Furude. However, darkness lurks underneath the seemingly idyllic life they lead.

As the village prepares for its annual festival, Keiichi learns about the local legends surrounding it. To his horror, he discovers that there have been several murders and disappearances in the village in the recent years, and that they all seem to be connected to the festival and the village’s patron god, Oyashiro. Keiichi tries to ask his new friends about these incidents, but they are suspiciously silent and refuse to give him the answers he needs. As more and more bizarre events occur, he wonders just what else his friends might be keeping from him, and if he can even trust them at all.

When madness and paranoia begin taking root in Keiichi’s heart, he will stumble straight into the mysteries at work in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, a story that is told across multiple arcs.

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