Cult survival horror White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is coming to PS4

Korean curio delivers a masterclass in fear this August

Hi, I’m Bryce Hsiao, global community manager for Korean developer ROI Games. Today I’m delighted to share the news that White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is coming to the West and headed to PS4 as a console-exclusive this August.

It’s the story of new Yeondoo High School student Hui-min Lee, who finds himself trapped in school overnight and chased by possessed killers and malevolent ghosts. Please enjoy your first peek of the game in action below.

Hopefully, older readers who have been following the horror genre for many years should have heard of the game’s legacy, but in case you haven’t, let me offer a brief history lesson. First released exclusively in Korea back in 2001, White Day was a first-person survival horror title. However, its propensity for delivering scares became so notorious among online horror and gaming fan groups that it soon spread across the internet and was translated into different languages by fans.

White Day: A Labyrinth Named School

To this day, White Day is regarded as one of the most pivotal horror games ever created, which is why we’re so happy to finally bring this classic to console gamers for the first time. The console release of this remake has been a long time coming: 16 years, in fact, which is enough time for a newborn baby at the time of our original release to have grown up and graduated from school already! Needless to say, both PlayStation and gaming itself has greatly evolved during that timespan, so we’ve been hard at work to ensure White Day: A Labyrinth Named School looks, sounds and plays the part of a modern game.

White Day: A Labyrinth Named School

ROI Games has remade it from top to bottom, overhauling its graphics and audio, replanning gameplay mechanics and even adding in an entirely new character and storyline for this version to make it the ultimate (not to mention the scariest) edition of this legendary title. And not only have we included an English language option for our western fans, but we have also localised the game for French, Spanish, Italian, German and Russian PS4 players, too.

White Day: A Labyrinth Named School

But what is White Day, I hear you ask? Here in the East, White Day is the sister holiday to Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, on Valentine’s Day, girls give gifts to boys. One month later, on 14 March, those gifts are reciprocated as boys give gifts to girls as a sign of affection. Our game takes place on the eve of White Day, with our young protagonist sneaking into school to hide chocolates in the homeroom of a classmate he likes… only to find himself trapped in the building with dozens of bloodthirsty ghosts. Talk about unlucky in love!

White Day: A Labyrinth Named School

When White Day: A Labyrinth Named School arrives in the West you can expect it to feature all your favourite survival horror features, including tricky puzzles, resource-based health and save mechanics, stealthy, torchlight-fuelled exploration and item management. On top of that, we have a scare system that increases the level and frequency of ghost attacks if you play on higher difficulties. Judging by the sweat pouring off our human guinea pigs, our surprises are more terrifying than ever before!

We hope you like what you see – stay tuned for much more on White Day: A Labyrinth Named School in the near future!

8 Author replies

So spoopy!

Bryce Hsiao, 03 May, 2017 @ 19:07

Heh heh, make sure you don’t spill that popcorn when the ghosts start attacking!

Yay! So happy to see this coming to the west. Is PQube publishing it? If so, god damn. Those guys are on fire with all these very unique titles. Love it!


It would seem so. They published a trailer for the game on their YouTube channel.


We are indeed! We’re delighted to be bringing this across to PS4.

Bryce Hsiao, 03 May, 2017 @ 19:02

Glad to hear you’re pumped, Rawanz! You’re right – PQube is the publisher bringing White Day: A Labyrinth Named School to Europe and the US.

Nice, I’ve been waiting for this so thanks :)

Bryce Hsiao, 03 May, 2017 @ 19:03

So glad we can finally fulfill your wish! It’s been a long time coming but we’re delighted to finally be sneaking towards the countdown to release.


Bryce Hsiao, 03 May, 2017 @ 19:04

Not for this title. We are working on a PS VR prequel to White Day: A Labyrinth Named School, but that’s a title we’re not in a position to talk more about just yet, I’m afraid!

Bryce, when you are ready to talk about I expect you to be back with news asap here :D <3<3<3

from Russia with love

Bryce Hsiao, 03 May, 2017 @ 19:03

Back to Russia with love! And some scares… (Well, MANY scares.)

HANNIBALrob 03 May, 2017 @ 21:30

Wiil there be a retail release that would be awesome

Bryce Hsiao, 03 May, 2017 @ 22:49

There… will! Yes, absolutely.

CoolRichy007UK 04 May, 2017 @ 00:59

I might get this

Bryce Hsiao, 04 May, 2017 @ 15:56

Thanks for the support! We hope you enjoy it!

denpanosekai 04 May, 2017 @ 19:20

Is the Korean voice track included?

Bryce Hsiao, 05 May, 2017 @ 10:21

It is, yes.

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