Umineko When They Cry: Gold Edition
Umineko When They Cry: Gold Edition, abbreviated as Umineko Gold, is a Kickstarter project by Catbox Creative, 07th Expansion, Witch Hunt, MangaGamer, and formerly Sound Cadence Studios. Umineko Gold is an updated version of the Umineko no Naku Koro ni visual novel, meant to feature full English voice acting, PS3 graphics, a dramatized audiobook, and new series content by Ryukishi07. Originally slated to begin on November 7, 2018, the Kickstarter was delayed to begin on November 11, 2018, and subsequently was delayed indefinitely due to a health emergency. On December 15, 2018, Catbox Creative announced that they had recovered from the health scare and are planning on moving forward with the Kickstarter. However, as of September 2022, no further updates have been given.
The project was first announced on November 1, 2018 alongisde a 20-minute preview of the accompanying audiobook with dramatized visuals that previewed several members of the English cast, and an English cover of the song "Katayoku no Tori" by American singer Amanda "AmaLee" Lee. While the project has been generally silent since December 15, 2018, all association with Sound Cadence Studios was removed from the official website on April 16, 2021 and the official trailer was removed from YouTube.