The fifth game Meakashi-hen was released on December 30, 2004.
The answer arcs generally serve as answers to a corresponding question arc.
In this chapter, it is revealed that Shion and Mion had been pretending to be each other in the second half of Watanagashi-hen, and that Shion was actually the killer then.
2012年12月22日初版、 （スクウェア・エニックス） その他 [ ]• As the result of a murder case in September 2007 in Japan involving the murder of a police officer by his sixteen-year-old daughter with an axe, as well as the Japanese media relating the case to anime such as Higurashi, the latest episode screenings of both Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and another anime at the time, , were by a number of stations, due to excessive violence.
The game director and scenario writer for the series are , who also drew all of the character illustrations.
The English version is based on the translation by MangaGamer and as of May 2012 includes the first five games.