XSEED is keeping the PlayStation Portable alive with a game about death. The company announced that Corpse Party would be released this fall as a download-only title on PSP. It' a horror adventure game with a 2D, early 16-bit style. The game tells the story of a group of high school students trapped in a haunted elementary school filled full of decaying corpses and tormented souls. The interesting part of the game is that there are no "Game Over" moments, only branching paths. That reminds me of my time with Heavy Rain, playing the way I wanted and shaping my experience, so I hope it ends up at least similar to that. What makes me even more curious is the Japanese sequel that was just released apparently builds off one of the "bad" endings of this game, so is it really a "bad" ending in that case? Saving the day and surviving is not always the way of things.
Here is a trailer for the game. Warning: It contains disturbing content. Sweetly disturbing.