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Umineko When They Cry: Gold Edition heads to Kickstarter on November 7

Catbox Creative have announced they are teaming up with 07th Expansion, Witch Hunt Translation Group, MangaGamer, and Sound Cadvance Studios to release Umineko When They Cry: Gold Edition.

The special edition is promising a variety of new features including:

  • Full in-game voice acting, featuring an official North American cast approved by original series creator, Ryukishi07.

  • A Graphics Update, adding the option to play the game on Steam with graphics from the PS3 games “Rondo of the Witch and Reasoning” and “Nocturne of Truth and Illusions."

  • New content directly from Ryukishi07.

Additionally, a fully voiced, dramatized audiobook of the novel "Voices of Rokkenjima" will be released as a free podcast series on iTunes.

Before they can make that a reality, however, they are going to make a pit stop on Kickstarter on November 7 through December 7, 2018, in order to get the funding necessary to make it all happen.

If the Kickstarter is funded, all owners of the Steam version of “Umineko When They Cry” will have access to the contents of “Gold Edition” as a free update. Depending on the success of the campaign, additional features and new content may also be unlocked.

As a reward for supporting the Kickstarter, backers will be able to obtain new official Umineko merchandise, dependent upon their pledge tier. Depending on the success of the campaign, more merchandise rewards may also be unlocked.

A preview of the dramatized audiobook has been released as a proof-of-concept video teasing the new English cast from the game and the English version of the song "One Winged Bird" ("Katayoku no Tori," by Akiko Shikata).

  • Voice Director: Emily Fajardo

  • SFX Design: Natalie Van Sistine & Mike Quarrato

  • Audio Mixing & Mastering: Natalie Van Sistine

  • Mix Assistance: Emily Fajardo

  • Script Adaptation: Emily Fajardo & Witch Hunt

  • Video Motion Graphics: Emily Fajardo

  • Recorded at Sound Cadence Studios

  • Lead Vocals: AmaLee

  • Additional Vocals: Sally Haden, Steven Kelly, & Elsie Lovelock

  • Instrumental: Steven Kelly

  • Vocal Arrangement: Emily Fajardo

  • Mix: Shawn Christmas & Freddy van Hoof

  • Lyrics: Emily Fajardo, AmaLee, & Witch Hunt

As more people donate to the Kickstarter once it launches, Catbox is planning on revealing more of the voice actors they are planning on enrolling to handle the English dub.

The 10 characters revealed thus far include:

Battler Ushiromiya

  • Voice Actor: Kyle Igneczi

  • Other notable roles: Honey (Nanbaka), Kado: The Right Answer (Shun Hanamori)

George Ushiromiya

  • Voice Actor: Josh Grelle

  • Other notable roles: Armin (Attack On Titan), Ludger Will Kresnik (Tales of Xillia 2) Kenichi (Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple), Phog (Xenoblade Chronicles X)

Jessica Ushiromiya

  • Voice Actor: Brittney Karbowski

  • Other notable roles: Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Magical Index), Wendy Marvel (Fairy Tail), Black Star (Soul Eater)

Maria Ushiromiya

  • Voice Actor: Sarah Wiedenheft

  • Other notable roles: Tohru (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid), Ruby Kurosawa (Love Live! Sunshine!!), Kiriko Nishizawa (DanganRonpa 3)

Eva Ushiromiya

  • Voice Actor: Cynthia Cranz

  • Other notable roles: Botan (Yu Yu Hakusho), Chi-Chi (Dragon Ball series), Mitzi (Shin Chan), Bellemere (One Piece)

Natsuhi Ushiromiya

  • Voice Actor: Wendy Powell

  • Other notable roles: Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist), Mukuro (Yu Yu Hakusho), Miss Merry Christmas (One Piece), Popuko (Pop Team Epic)

Hideyoshi Ushiromiya

  • Voice Actor: Kent Williams

  • Other notable roles: Father (Fullmetal Alchemist), Supreme Kai/Dr. Gero/Android 20 (Dragon Ball series), Kuro (One Piece)

Kanon

  • Voice Actor: Bryson Baugus

  • Other notable roles: Shoyo Hinata (Haikyuu!!), Bell Cranel (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?), Kimihito Kurusu (Monster Musume)

Dr. Terumasa Nanjo

  • Voice Actor: Francis Henry

  • Other notable roles: Pastor Nick/Armin's Grandfather (Attack On Titan), Momonga (One Piece)

Genji Ronoue

  • Voice Actor: Bill Jenkins

  • Other notable roles: Number 48/King of Xerxes (Fullmetal Alchemist), Hude Heartfilia (One Piece), Grand Elder (Dragon Ball Z Kai)

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