Corpse Party: Book of Shadows terrifies PSP this winter

Corpse Party, the most surprisingly disturbing PSP game, is getting a sequel in North America this winter, and Europe "shortly thereafter." Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is a collection of eight self-contained scenarios in the Corpse Party universe, also for PSP, and also released exclusively as a download.

"Some of them help fill in the blanks of what happened during crucial off-camera scenes from the original game," XSEED localization specialist Tom Lipschultz said on the PlayStation Blog. "Others go into the back-story of various characters, helping to flesh them out and make their roles in the series mythos a bit clearer. Still others ask 'what if?,' presenting an alternate version of events from the first game in which characters who previously died are kept alive and given a fleeting chance to stay that way." One final chapter acts as a direct sequel to the events in the previous game.

Speaking of the previous game, XSEED is putting Corpse Party on sale for $9.99 for two weeks starting with tomorrow's PS Store update. If you're looking for spooky (Vita-compatible) adventure this Halloween, we recommend it.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.