As of late visual novel publisher MangaGamer has released the second chapter of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou visual novel game on Steam. The first chapter released May 15th for $5.99 titled “Onikakushi” and the game will release in 14 individual chapters. Mind you that the second chapter will have an option to switch between old and new sprites and English and Japanese text. The backround music for the game has also been restored. Originally mind you back on April 4th MangaGamer announced that they licensed the visual novel. They had licensed both Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou and Myth. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou will feature the Four Questions Arc, Four Answers Arc, Three Higurashi Rei Arcs, Hinamizawa Teiryuujyo,Higurashi Outbreak and The Kamikanshi Chapter as well. For the Myth visual novel that is a partially voiced visual novel but with no confirmed release date or pricing information just yet. When the game does release however it will be released in both a all ages and adult version on Steam mind you. Finally below you can see a video for the upcoming Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou game on Steam. The story for the second chapter of the visual novel can be seen below provided by MangaGamer and quoted from MAL:
In this chapter, Watanagashi (“Cotton Drift”), Keiichi encounters a brand new mystery in Hinamizawa – Shion Sonozaki. Who exactly is Shion? Is she really Mion’s twin sister? Is she just an alter ego that Mion adopts to let off steam, or is she a split personality? Maybe she’s being manipulated into carrying out Oyashiro-sama’s curse?! Either way, you’ll have to find out the answers or die trying… when the higurashi cry.