Welcome to the village of Hinamizawa, the 58th year of Shouwa, June. You will enjoy your stay in this village through the eyes of the protagonist of the story.
Maebara Keiichi has only just moved to Hinamizawa. The village is recovering from its battle against the dam's construction, and now its number of residents is increasing as it welcomes newcomers.
As a newcomer, Keiichi has no friends in this town, and so he feels lonely. But his classmates won't just let him hang. Soon, Keiichi finds himself enjoying a cheerful existence in their company.
Higurashi: When They Cry is a sound novel. The music, backgrounds and characters work together to create a world that is the stage of a novel for the user to read. They laugh and cry and get angry. The user takes the point of view of the protagonist to experience the story.
Windows XP, Windows Vista
Required CPU: Pentium III 800MHz
Recommended CPU: Pentium 4 1.4GHz
Required Memory: 256MB
Recommended Memory: 384MB
Required Resolution: 640x480
Required Colors: 16bit colors
Recommended Colors: 24bit colors
Required Graphics: 4MB VRAM
Recommended Graphics: 32MB VRAM
Required HDD Free Space: 400MB
DirectX: DirectX 8.1, Direct3D