07th Expansion Reveals Teaser for Ciconia no Naku Koro ni When They Cry 5; Opening of Umineko Saku

07th Expansion published a teaser video for Ciconia no Naku Koro ni, the next When They Cry game. The opening for Umineko Saku was revealed as well.

November 29, 2018

Today 07th Expansion revealed a new teaser trailer for the next installement in the When They Cry visual novel series: Ciconia no Naku Koro ni. Past When They Cry games include Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Umineko no Naku Koro ni.

07th Expansion’s founder Ryukishi 07th had previously announced When They Cry 5 would receive a teaser today. Moreover, he also stressed out in the past how different the game will be compared to Higurashi and Umineko, and this couldn’t be more true. I’m so excited after watching the teaser I’m having trouble typing, thinking about how it will be linked to past games, and what kind of amazing story we will be granted this time.


The teaser for Ciconia no Naku Koro ni was translated by translation group Witch Hunt’s ChronoTrig and Klashikari. Witch Hunt translated past When They Cry games into English, and the group will translate Ciconia no Naku Koro ni as well.

Moreover, the opening movie for Umineko no Naku Koro ni Saku was revealed. The game is basically an ultimate version of Umineko containing all past episodes plus a brand new one. The opening movie’s song credits were translated by Klashikari:

Both Ciconia no Naku Koro ni and Umineko no Naku Koro ni Saku will release in “Summer 2019” for PC. Past When They Cry original PC games were released by 07th Expansion at Comiket, so Ciconia should release at Comiket 96, held from August 9 to August 12 2019. I can’t wait.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

Read more of Iyane's articles

Got a tip?

Let us know