Umineko no Naku Koro ni

うみねこのなく頃に

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

TitleUmineko no Naku Koro ni
Original titleうみねこのなく頃に
AliasesWhen They Cry 3, When The Seagulls Cry
LengthVery long (> 50 hours)
LinksWikipedia, Encubed
Developer07th Expansion & Alchemist
Publishers 07th Expansion & Alchemist & MangaGamer & Kaga Create Co. & Aibee & Hobibox
 Witch Hunt & Umineko Project & MangaGamer & Tweaking Umineko Wiki
 MMR Liu Xuan Dao Diao Cha Dui
 Furude Project
 07th Inquisition & 07th Drill
 Ars Magica
 Visual Test & Tsukiyo Novel
 Umineko Project & Honyaku-Subs
 Knox Translations
Relations
Alternative version
[unofficial] Eva no Majo
Shares characters
[unofficial] Cradle[Dolly's Dreaming Awakening "Cr...
[unofficial] Danganronpa Team
[unofficial] Ougon no Gyakuten
Sequel
Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru
Same series
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
Related anime[DB-ANN] Umineko no Naku Koro ni (2009)
Available atJapanese PlayStation 3 version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 89.99 »
Japanese PlayStation Portable version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 24.99 »
Japanese PlayStation Portable version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 38.99 »

Description

Umineko no Naku Koro ni takes place in the year 1986 during the time frame of October 4 and October 5 on a secluded island named Rokkenjima (六軒島). The head of a wealthy family named Kinzō Ushiromiya, who lives on and owns Rokkenjima, is near death, and eleven of his family members arrive on the island to discuss how Kinzō's assets will be divided once he is dead. Also on the island are five of Kinzō's servants, and his personal physician. After the eleven family members arrive, a typhoon traps them on the island and shortly after people start to get mysteriously murdered.

[From The Witch Hunt]

Protagonist with Voice Acting 3.0 Mystery 3.0 Open Ending(s) 3.0 Kinetic Novel 3.0 Western-style Mansion 2.9 NVL 2.9 No Sexual Content 2.8 Ambient Sounds 2.8 Detective Work 2.8 Character Profiles 2.8 Island 2.8 Linear Plot 2.8 Proactive Protagonist 2.8 Protagonist with a Face 2.8 Family 2.8 Philosophy 2.8 Desperation 2.6 80's 2.5 Photographic Backgrounds 2.5 Varied Title Screens 2.5 Violence 2.5 Male Protagonist 2.5 No Event CGs 2.5 Bloody Scenes 2.4 Traditionalist Family 2.3 Built-in Encyclopedia 2.3 Rain 2.1 Butler Support Character 2.0 Mind Screw 2.0 The Seven Deadly Sins 2.0 Flashback 2.0 Thriller 2.0 Autumn 1.8 Destiny 1.8 Heroine with Tattoo 1.7 Natural Disaster 1.7 Roses 1.3 Third-person Narrative 1.3 Fictional Modern Day Japanese Island 1.2 Graphic Violence 0.9

Releases

 Japanese
2007-08-1717+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 1 - Legend of the Golden WitchNot voicedStory: No animationsNon-freeDoujin640x4801 CD  
2007-12-3117+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 2 - Turn of the Golden WitchNot voicedStory: No animationsNon-freeDoujin640x4801 DVD"Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 2 - Turn of the Golden Witch" also includes the "Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 1 - Legend of the Golden Witch".  
2008-06-2117+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 1 - Legend of the Golden Witch - Trial EditionNot voicedStory: No animationsFreewareDoujin640x480Internet downloadIncludes the first episode of the series (Episode 1 - Legend of the Golden Witch), except for the music box feature at the end.  
2008-08-1517+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 3 - Banquet of the Golden WitchNot voicedStory: No animationsNon-freeDoujin640x4801 DVD  
2008-12-2917+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 4 - Alliance of the Golden WitchNot voicedStory: No animationsNon-freeDoujin640x4801 DVD  
2010-10-1517+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Download EditionNot voicedStory: No animationsNon-freeDoujinInternet download  
2010-12-1617+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni ~Majo to Suiri no Rondo~Fully voicedNon-freeCommercial1920x10801 Blu-ray discA PS3 port which will contain redrawn character sprites and backgrounds, event CGs, voices and much more.  
2011-10-2017+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni Portable 1Non-freeCommercial1 UMDContains "Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch" and "Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch."  
2011-11-1717+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni Portable 2Non-freeCommercial1 UMDContains "Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch" and "Episode 4: Alliance of the Golden Witch."  
2011-12-1517+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru ~Shinjitsu to Gensou no Nocturne~ Umineko SetFully voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial1920x10802 Blu-ray discs  
2013-03-139+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 1Not voicedStory: No animationsFreewareCommercialInternet download  
2013-04-3012+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 2Not voicedStory: No animationsNon-freeCommercialInternet download  
2016-07-08All ages    Umineko When They Cry - Question Arcs - Download EditionNot voicedNon-freeCommercial1280x960Internet downloadUpdated translation with cooperation of Witch Hunt, new sprite art (with an ability to switch between old and new) and all the original music.

Available on Steam.  
2017-08-18All ages   Umineko When They Cry - Question Arcs - Package EditionNot voicedNon-freeCommercial1280x9601 DVDUpdated translation with cooperation of Witch Hunt, new sprite art (with an ability to switch between old and new) and all the original music.  
 English
2008-08-2217+   Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 1 - Legend of the Golden Witch - Trial Edition (patch)FreewareInternet downloadPatch for the downloadable demo version of Episode 1.  
2009-06-0717+   Umineko no Naku Koro ni (patch)FreewareInternet downloadComplete translation of all 4 episodes. Patches only the Episode 4 disk, which includes all 4 episodes.  
2011-12-3017+   Umineko no Naku Koro ni (patch)FreewareConverter that converts the visual novel into VNDS format.  
2014-05-2817+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Rondo of the Witch and Reasoning (patch)FreewareInternet downloadTweak patch that imports all of the voices and updated sprites, backgrounds, and CGs of the Umineko PS3 version into the PC version. Also contains ADV-style text box similar to the PS3 version.  
2016-07-08All ages    Umineko When They Cry - Question Arcs - Download EditionNot voicedNon-freeCommercial1280x960Internet downloadUpdated translation with cooperation of Witch Hunt, new sprite art (with an ability to switch between old and new) and all the original music.

Available on Steam.  
2017-08-18All ages   Umineko When They Cry - Question Arcs - Package EditionNot voicedNon-freeCommercial1280x9601 DVDUpdated translation with cooperation of Witch Hunt, new sprite art (with an ability to switch between old and new) and all the original music.  
2017-11-2817+      Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Rondo of the Witch and Reasoning - Episode 5 (alpha)Fully voicedStory: Simple animationsFreewareDoujin1920x1080Internet downloadA port of PS3 version of "Umineko no Naku Koro ni" to PC.
The port is standalone, but requires a 27-digit password, which can only be obtained by owning both PC and PS3 versions of the game, to extract.  
 Chinese
2009-0617+  Haimao Mingqi zhi Shi (patch)FreewareInternet downloadPatch made and translated by MMR Rokkenjima Investigation Squad (MMR六轩岛调查队)
Chinese Simplified/Traditional

This patch contains EP1~EP4, translated, and is compatiable only to EP4 japanese raw game  
 Turkish
2009-07-02  Umineko no Naku Koro ni Bölüm 1 - Demo (patch)FreewareInternet downloadCurrent version v.01.  
 Spanish
2010-05-1117+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episodio 1 - Leyenda de la Bruja Dorada (patch)FreewareInternet downloadTranslation is directly from Japanese => Spanish.
Translation and patch are in progress.  
2011-05-03  Umineko no Naku Koro ni (patch)FreewareInternet downloadThis is a retranslation from the english version with proofreadeng from the original jap version.  
 Italian
201017+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episodio 1 - Leggenda della strega dorata - Trial Edition (patch)FreewareItalian patch for the demo version of Episode 1  
2011-03-2317+   Umineko no Naku Koro ni (patch)FreewareInternet downloadUmineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 1-4 Italian patch.  
 French
2012-01-0217+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 1 - Legend of the Golden Witch - Trial Edition (patch)FreewareInternet downloadPartial patch (64%)  
TBA17+  Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 1 - Legend of the Golden Witch - Trial Edition (patch)FreewareInternet downloadProject has resumed (23/01/2014).  
 Russian
2012-03-21   Kogda Plachut Chajki (patch)FreewareConverter that converts the visual novel into VNDS format.
Supports the Russian version.  
2012-12-3117+  Kogda Plachut Chajki (patch)FreewareInternet downloadTranslated from the English translation.  
2017-11-2817+      Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Rondo of the Witch and Reasoning - Episode 5 (alpha)Fully voicedStory: Simple animationsFreewareDoujin1920x1080Internet downloadA port of PS3 version of "Umineko no Naku Koro ni" to PC.
The port is standalone, but requires a 27-digit password, which can only be obtained by owning both PC and PS3 versions of the game, to extract.  
 Portuguese (Brazil)
2017-11-2817+     Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Rondó da Bruxa e Investigação - Episódio 1 (alpha) (patch)FreewareInternet downloadA port of PS3 version of "Umineko no Naku Koro ni" to PC.
The port is standalone, but requires a 27-digit password, which can only be obtained by owning both PC and PS3 versions of the game, to extract.

EP 1 alpha released 28/11/2017  

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Character summary

Protagonist Ushiromiya Battler
Voiced by Ono Daisuke
Main character Gouda Toshiro
Voiced by Bifu Hitoshi
Main character Kanon
Voiced by Kobayashi Yuu
Main character Kumasawa Chiyo
Voiced by Hatori Yasuko
Main character Nanjo Terumasa
Main character Ronoue Genji
Main character Shannon
Voiced by Kugimiya Rie
Main character Ushiromiya Eva
Voiced by Itou Miki
Main character Ushiromiya George
Main character Ushiromiya Hideyoshi
Voiced by Hirose Masashi
Main character Ushiromiya Jessica
Voiced by Inoue Marina
Main character Ushiromiya Kinzo
Voiced by Mugihito
Main character Ushiromiya Krauss
Voiced by Kosugi Juurouta
Main character Ushiromiya Kyrie
Voiced by Tanaka Atsuko
Main character Ushiromiya Maria
Voiced by Horie Yui
Main character Ushiromiya Natsuhi
Voiced by Shinohara Emi
Main character Ushiromiya Rosa
Voiced by Koshimizu Ami
Main character Ushiromiya Rudolf
Voiced by Koyama Rikiya

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