White Day: A Labyrinth Named School coming to more consoles this September

Relive the nightmare, if you dare...

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A screenshot from White Day: A Labyrinth Named School. A girl and a boy stand in a school hallway. The image is askew.

When Matt S. reviewed White Day: A Labyrinth Named School for PlayStation 4, he described it as “a masterpiece in building tension and in the way that it plays within the classical approach to horror, without relying on jump scares and endless bloodshed.” PQube is now bringing the game to the current generation of consoles, and I couldn’t be more excited that more people will discover this horror gem.

White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is considered a classic in the world of horror video games. The first-person game features an eerie atmosphere, intense chase sequences, a dynamic scare system, evolving puzzle solutions, a branching story, and 10 endings. It’s got even more replayability, as a second playthrough unlocks a new playable protagonist which splits the story into two separate branches with unique endings.

The story begins on the day before White Day. A romantic gesture goes wrong, resulting in you and other Yeondu High School students being locked into the school at night. Now, on a good day this probably wouldn’t be ideal, but it gets even worse: the school is haunted by the restless dead and the students are hunted by killer janitors. Surviving means solving puzzles and uncovering secrets. There are no weapons, just smarts and stealthiness. As you run from all that’s after you, you’ll discover other trapped students with dialogue options that influence how the story unfolds; this is where the 10 different endings come into play.

This version of the game includes over 30 bonus costume DLCs for Sung-A Kim, So-Young Han, Ji-Min Yoo, Ji-Hyeon Seol, Hee-Min-Lee, Bong-Goo Lee, and Dal-Su Son.

Developed by SONNORI and published by PQube, White Day: A Labyrinth Named School will be released digitally for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series this September. It will also have a physical release for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5; pre-orders for both are open over at Funstock. The game is currently available for PC via Steam, iOS/Android, and PlayStation 4.

Lindsay picked up an NES controller for the first time at the age of 6 and instantly fell in love. She began reviewing GBA games 20 years ago and quickly branched out from her Nintendo comfort zone. She has has developed a great love of life sims and FMV titles. For her, accessibility is one of the most important parts of any game (but she also really appreciates good UI).

  • Are they going to include the original Korean voice-acting with English subtitles this time? Still probably gonna play the game either way but it would be nice.

    • The announcement release doesn’t say, unfortunately, so we don’t know just yet. Fingers crossed.

      Also fingers crossed the bikinis are some of the alternate costumes <_<

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