Few games have the ability to unsettle, unnerve, and unman players quite like Team GrisGris' Corpse Party titles do.

With its roots stretching back to a 1996 a doujin RPG, the Corpse Party survival horror franchise only recently came to the west on the PSP with Corpse Party and the Silver Award-winning Corpse Party: Book of Shadows.

Now, with the recently announced Corpse Party: Blood Drive, the gory franchise is slated to receive its first proper title for the PS Vita in Japan.

A knife in the dark

AnimeNewsNetwork reports that Blood Drive will continue the story from the unlockable prologue chapter of Book of Shadows (also called Blood Drive) and will conclude the storyline of the cursed Heavenly Host Elementary School.

The Corpse Party franchise follows the events of innocent high school students who botch an occult ritual and end up trapped in a ghastly, ruined school.

As they explore the building, they're pursued by the malevolent spirit of a young girl, Sachiko, who eagerly takes vengeance on anyone who can't outrun her.

While publisher Xseed Games made sure Corpse Party: Book of Shadows would be playable on the PS Vita from "day one", the upcoming Blood Drive will be the first Corpse Party title released exclusively for Sony's latest handheld.

We don’t have a Japanese release date for Blood Drive just yet, and there's been no word of a western localization, but we'll keep you updated when we know more.