Yomawari: Night Alone, the survival new horror game from NIS America has been confirmed for an October release later this year! In a press release earlier today, NIS America announced that Yomawari: Night Alone will be coming to both the PS Vita and Steam on October 25th for North America, with the Vita version arriving on the 28th for Europe (just a few days before Halloween!) Along with the date announcement, pre-orders for the game have begun on NIS America’s online store for the standard and limited editions of the game, as well as on other retailers.
As a surprise bonus, htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary will also be bundled with Yomawari, which seems fitting since they share a somewhat similar ‘creepy-cute’ style. Previously, htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary saw a physical release as a limited special edition exclusive to NIS America’s Store, while the game was digital only in Europe. Hopefully Yomawari’s standard and limited editions will get a physical release in both regions, but we noticed the announcement on the US Playstation blog specifically mentions a retail release and the limited edition, while the almost identical announcement on the EU Playstation blog omits that part for some reason. Luckily, those of us in Europe who would want to secure a copy of the limited edition can always turn to Amazon who are also will also be selling the limited edition (and actually ship games internationally too)
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YOMAWARI: NIGHT ALONE COMES TO THE PS VITA AND STEAM® THIS OCTOBER!
Santa Ana, Calif (May 26, 2016) – NIS America is excited to announce that Yomawari: Night Alone is coming to North America on October 25, 2016 and Europe on October 28, 2016 as a physical and digital release on the PlayStation®Vita! In addition, the game will also be available for Windows OS via Steam worldwide on October 25, 2016! There will be a Standard Edition at your local retailers. Also, look out for the Limited Edition at select retailers!
About the game
A young girl is walking her dog Poro around town at dusk when a tragic accident forces her to return home with only Poro’s leash in hand. The girl’s sister commands her to stay home while she goes out into the night to search for the dog. Time passes. Growing impatient, the girl decides to search for her missing sister and dog herself.
But when she steps foot outside, she realizes that this is not the same town. The darkness has made the town unfamiliar, and she appears to be utterly alone…save for the spirits that stalk her. The girl must hide from, outsmart, or outrun the hunting spirits while she searches for clues to find her loved ones.
Nightmarish Open World – Explore the depths of the young girl’s hometown, filled with an unnerving atmosphere reminiscent of Japanese horror. Traverse its run-down school, graveyards, vacant factory, forest, and more.
Unlock The Mystery – Equipped with only a flashlight, you must guide the young girl and help uncover the mystery behind the darkness that covers her once-peaceful hometown. Search for hidden items, add them to your collection, and use them to interact with spirts or to unlock new story events.
Spiritual Interaction – In each chapter of the game, you will encounter spiritual creatures inspired by Japanese urban legends who lurk in the shadows – but are they harmless, purely evil, or simply misunderstood?
Stealth Action – Avoid evil spirits by tip-toeing away, sprinting away, taking cover in a bush, or by using items to distract them. But be careful – some evil spirits may surprise you with their considerable speed.