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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui (ひぐらしのなく頃に粋, lit. When the Cicadas Cry Essence) is a port of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita by Kaga Create, featuring new character and background art and CGs. It released on March 12, 2015.

Sui contains all arcs from Matsuri and Kizuna. New content includes an adaptation of Hajisarashi-hen, which was originally released as a booklet with the first-run limited edition of Matsuri.

Story Arcs

Sui keeps the format of Kizuna overall. The arcs are divided into four groups based on the four installments of Kizuna with an additional new extra arc Hajisarashi.

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Scenario 1: This group includes all arcs from Kizuna Volume I and the two arcs previously exclusive to Matsuri. Similar to Matsuri and Kizuna Volume I, the group starts with a common route that can lead to all arcs other than Someutsushi depending on the player's choices.

Scenario 2: This group includes all arcs from Kizuna Volume II. The version of Hirukowashi included is the same as the Alternative Hirukowashi in Kizuna.

Scenario 3: This group includes all arcs from Kizuna Volume III.

Scenario 4: This group includes all arcs from Kizuna Volume IV. Similar to Kizuna Volume IV, the group starts with Connecting Fragments that can lead to each of the arcs. The version of Miotsukushi included in Kizuna was split into two different arcs: Miotsukushi-hen Omote is similar to the arc's original release in Matsuri, but with some changes made to it; Miotsukushi-hen Ura consists of the extra chapters added to the Kizuna version that served as the conclusion to the Advanced Story. Despite being listed separately on the Scenario screen, both arcs are apparently treated as one single arc given that Sui is advertised as having 19 arcs.[1]

Hajisarashi-hen

Hajisarashi-hen is an extra arc adapted from a story included in a special edition of Matsuri where the main cast has fun at a pool.

Structure

Various arcs feature choices that determine how the story will go, with various bad endings included. There is also a minigame added called "Quiz Oyashiro Shock" where the player can answer trivia questions about the series and unlock art galleries and new arcs early.

Gallery

Trivia

Promo image featuring Tamura and Une in the background

  • On June 18, 2015, a collection of PS Vita themes for the game went on sale, and one of them included the characters Tamurahime no Mikoto and Une in the background with updated art. Their debut arc wouldn't be adapted for consoles until the later Hou release.
  • The kanji for "sui" (粋) contains the characters for nine (九) and ten (十). When combined, these two numbers make up 19, the total number of arcs in the game.[1]

References

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