Ciconia: When They Cry, also called When They Cry 5 and known in Japan as Ciconia no Naku Koro ni, is the third official installment in the When They Cry franchise by 07th Expansion note , set to be released in summer 2019 − 9 whole years after the previous entry.
While Higurashi: When They Cry and Umineko: When They Cry were horror-mystery stories set in the not-too-distant past, Ciconia will take place in a cyberpunk setting where military squads from various countries face off with high-tech weaponry. The first teaser presents the protagonist as the Second Lieutenant of the 0017th Aerial Augmented Infantry Squad "Warcat", Mitake Miyao.
The usual team will return, with regulars like Dai and Xaki composing the music and Ryuukishi07 writing the story and drawing the character sprites in his amateurish artstyle fans have come to know and love. The English translation will be officially handled by Witch Hunt, the team who already translated Umineko and Rose Guns Days.
Ciconia features the following tropes:
- Speaking Simlish: The military communication in the teaser is delivered in this manner, except for the main character's name.