Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou+ (ひぐらしのなく頃に奉+ When the Cicadas Cry Gift Plus) is a remaster of the original Higurashi When They Cry visual novels. It released on January 28, 2022 and features a new short scenario, Mehagashi.
Promotion and Release
The remaster was teased back on July 14, 2020 when demos for Onikakushi and Watanagashi were released on 07th Expansion's website, featuring upscaled sprites and new music by xaki. Users discovered assets from Himatsubushi were included in them.
The remaster was first officially announced on 07th Expansion's Twitter on January 24, 2021. A tweet on March 31, 2021 posted that it would release in Winter 2021. An update on development came out on October 3, 2021.
On November 29, 2021, it was announced that Hou+ would feature the text story Mehagashi as a bonus scenario in visual novel format. The final release date of January 28, 2022, was announced on December 27, 2021.
Hou+ features upscaled sprites and new music by xaki.
The 14 story arcs from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou are all included. The Back Staff Rooms, previously hidden bonus scenarios in the original story, were also made accessible in the Extras section of Hou+.
- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Question Arcs
- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
- A new All-Cast Review which acts as a retrospective for the franchise and features discussion of the Higurashi Gou and Sotsu anime.
- Pomexgranate Radio 07th Expansion Official Information Program Part 1: https://youtu.be/vKkmp6A7xxg