Atlus has just announced “Utawarerumono” video games are heading to PlayStation 4 this year. Not just one, but two titles have been confirmed and they will also be released in the West soon. Along with the announcement, a look at the gameplay of the said upcoming video game titles has been placed.
Atlus USA has finally confirmed that two games from the “Utawarerumono” series are heading to North America and Europe this year. The games that will be heading their way to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita are “Utawararemono: Mask of Deception” and “Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth”, which were both initially released in Japan in September 2015 and September 2016, respectively. Both developed by Aquaplus, these two games were received with great reviews in its first few weeks of release, even being ranked as two of the top 50 best-selling video games in its genre and sawing animated series adaptations.
The name itself may be a mouthful but “Utawarerumono”, which is roughly translated as “The One Being Sung” is a popular Japanese adult visual novel game coupled with tactical role-playing video game mechanics. Debuting on Windows back in 2002, the action game is simple and requires a slight interaction of dialogues with in-game characters wherein players occasionally encounter points in the game that decisions have to be made. Such decisions will relay to another set of options but as a visual novel game, it will not affect the outcome of the game’s story.
Along with the announcement, Atlus released a trailer for “Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception” and more information regarding the two upcoming Aquaplus games. The games will be released in its original Japanese audio format but will be joined with English texts and subtitles. Both games will be released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita and the versions will cost $49.99 and $39.99, correspondingly.
Though it will be heading to the West soon in different PlayStation platforms, the two “Utawarerumono” games will only be released in physical formats in Europe while North America will get both digital and physical copies. “Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception” is set to release in the second quarter of 2017 while “Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth” will be made available in the West by the end of 2017.