White Day: A Labyrinth Named School may not exactly roll off the tongue as a video game name, but fans of horror games likely won’t complain too much. The game was originally released solely in Korea, where it built up a devoted fan base. This may also explain the slightly clunky English title. However, clunky title or not, White Day is now leaving the friendly confines of Korea to come to the PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe.
They are not just merely re-releasing the original game. As the website for game notes, White Day has been “redesigned from top-to-bottom” and will feature “major story upgrades and mechanical overhauls.” As for what the games all about, here’s the story laid out on the website:
Starting a new school is never easy, especially when it’s one plagued by rumours 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?
So basically it’s a horror game set in high school, playing off the fact that high school is, in many ways, horrifying even without the evil spirits. White Day will come out August 1 in North America and August 4in Europe. That’s for that PlayStation 4, at least. The PC release date has not been announced yet.