Higurashi When They Cry is pretty well known in the visual novel and anime for a variety of reasons. The biggest is that it takes the “slice of life” concept and interjects a great deal of tragedy in addition to some surprisingly disturbing elements.
Today marks the launch of Higurashi When They Cry Hou Ch. 1 – Onikakushi on Steam. This version of Higurashi includes improved sprites, English and Japanese language support, and is playable on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Ch. 1 – Onikakushi currently costs $5.39 via Steam thanks to a launch week discount and includes support for Steam Cloud, achievements and trading cards.