Selectable characters: Battler Ushiromiya, Beatrice, Ange Ushiromiya, Lucifer, Ronove, Virgilia, Shannon, Kanon, Eva-Beatrice, Siesta 410, Jessica Ushiromiya. The Xbox360 version has additional characters and an expansion pack called Ougon Musou Kyoku † CROSS Expansion adds another 3 characters. [Official Site]
This is a FAQ from the translators taken from cj_iwaqura:
Should I play the visual novel before this?
YES. The events and even backgrounds of Golden Reverie contain massive spoilers to Episodes 1-4 of the visual novel.
What about the expansions like Cross?
We’re doing the original first. Cross and its ilk may come later.
No sense getting in too deep just yet!
Will the Japanese voice overs be intact?
Yes. We have no intention of dubbing this, as it would be a massive project. Almost every line of dialogue is voiced from the cast who did the PS3 VN/anime voices, and they did a fine job.
What about spoken dialogue during matches?
As cool as having subtitles in-game for that would be, that would be a massive undertaking. Most likely, we’ll include translations for all the battle quips in a read-me, same goes for the opening song and such.
I love Umineko but I hate fighting games. Will finishing this be a nightmare?
The AI can be cheap as hell, fair warning. But there is an easy mode, so you should be fine.
It’s also very easy to exploit cheap combos and get story mode over with if that’s your preference.
How far along is the project?
Hacking is already going smoothly. The script is at 75%.
Can I help?
If you’re both:
A. An Umineko scholar
B. Fluent in Japanese
Then absolutely, PM me.
You can grab the raw Japanese game here for now: [nyaa.eu]