Surviving through school takes on a whole new meaning.
Cult horror classic White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is getting a PlayStation 4 remake, and it’s coming to North America and Europe. White Day will play more like a modern survival horror game than its point-and-click original. Developer ROI Games advertises the horror remake as the game’s most horrifying edition. It will add a whole new character and storyline, too, so hardcore fans of the original have something to look forward to.
White Day is a holiday that acts like a sister to Valentine’s Day in the East. On Valentine’s Day, girls will give gifts or chocolates to boys. On White Day, boys reciprocate their affection with gifts of their own. The horror classic takes place the night before, as protagonist Hui-min Lee sneaks into school to hide chocolates for the girl he likes. It wouldn’t be a horror game if things didn’t go horribly awry— Lee finds himself trapped inside the school with several of his classmates as ghosts, ghouls, and a killer janitor pursue him through the night.
White Day: A Labyrinth Named School will feature complex puzzles, stealth-based gameplay, and item management. Its scare system ramps up the terror with more frequent ghost attacks at higher difficulties. The game will have multiple endings depending on who lives and who dies. Fans of Until Dawn will find a lot to love in the horror classic, each deeply grounded in the cultural psyche of their genre. I’m sure western fans will find plenty to be afraid of when White Day: A Labyrinth Named School comes August 2017.