I, like some who stated that this was their reaction, don’t like the sound of a new Umineko game. I mean, the story’s already been told, why add more to it and especially eight years later… I feel like there’s nothing more that can even be added to it, in the meaning that, everything has been explained regarding the mysteries and whatnot, and to add something new, you must have given some foreshadowing or hinted at it. Like all the Umineko games, in which there was given a consiberable amount of clues that connects the mysteries of each Episode with one another. But, this new game, being released eight years later, thus judging by the time between the two, must be something Ryukishi has come up with after he had finished writing Umineko, so it may be difficult to associate it with the other games, as there’s no hinting towads it. It would just disturb the whole structure of Umineko I feel, that of a series that relies so much on foreshadowing and such.
Well, that’s what I think at least, maybe it was planned from the start, though like I said, the year gap doesn’t support that much. Well, something that has been hinted at that I can think of, and that wouldn’t disturb the structure and such, is maybe the explanation of the witches, their world and such. That may be cool. Other things that I can think of about what the new game might be about, are more message bottles, thus more scenarios that Yasu had planned regarding what would happen on the island, though I still haven’t finished Umineko, so I don’t know whether it was stated on how many message bottles by Yasu there are, and if it has been confirmed that there are only, uh, the number of bottles that appear throughout the series, that disproves my theory. Or maybe new forgeries written by Ikuko and Tohya? But, like with the message bottles, if they have been limited to a certain number, it’s improbable to happen. Well, none of these would count as new stories anyways, just an alternate retelling of what has already been told, so I’m wasting my time here.
As for the new information regarding When They Cry 5, it’s still too amorphous for me to say anything, to me it just looks like Ryukishi is describing the place in which the events will happen, so yeah.
Also, what was Higurashi Hou about, that may give me a clearer idea of what the new game might be like?