Ghosts? In my school? It’s more likely than you think
After nearly three months of silence, PQube has given the final release date for White Day: A Labyrinth Named School. The remake, which released in South Korea back in 2015, will arrive on PC and PlayStation 4 August 1 for North America, and August 4 for Europe. The PC version will receive a worldwide release on August 4.
The publisher has an overview of the plot via the official website:
“Starting a new school is never easy, especially when it’s one plagued by rumors of violent murders and vengeful spirits. Unfortunately for Hui-min Lee, it takes less than two days before Yeondoo High School’s newest student finds himself trapped inside the building overnight – and thrown face-to-face with the malevolent spirits roaming the corridors.
It started off innocently enough: Hui-min had intended to quickly sneak in and out to hide some chocolates in the locker of a classmate. But as soon as he stepped foot inside the shutters slammed closed for the night, locking him inside with possessed janitors hellbent on killing intruders, and vengeful ghosts eager to sap his lifeforce away. Can Hui-min sneak though the school and discover a way out? Or is he fated to become yet another ghost haunting the classrooms of Yeondoo High School?”
While I’ve never actually played the original since I’m a big baby when it comes to horror, I did watch TheSw1tcher, a YouTube channel, play part of it several years ago, as well as one or two other videos. The game showed its age graphically, but the original did have some interesting concepts going for it. White Day has its own take on Nemesis from Resident Evil 3 in the form of the janitor, as well as a dialog tree, an uncommon feature in horror games, which affected the story progression and the ending obtained. It will be interesting to see how much this remake changes and improves upon the original.