Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Mask of Truth heading west

The Utawarerumono games from AquaPlus are confirmed for a western release via Atlus. America gets both physical ($39.99) and digital Vita versions, while Europe is going digital-only, price TBC.

Mask of Deception will release in the spring, and the sequel, Mask of Truth will arrive later in the year, both with English text and the original Japanese audio.

The original sold 47K on its release in Japan last September, with the games packing an action RPG into a visual novel.

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception features:
  • An Unforgettable Story - Mask of Deception offers a story-rich visual novel experience (40-50+ hours long) that lets players shape the future of a fully realized world filled with fantastical lore and history! Mask of Deception sets up the story for a thrilling conclusion in Mask of Truth, and we'll reveal more information about the final game at a later date.
  • An Active SRPG Battle System - Players will need to defend Haku and his friends by engaging in intense SRPG combat with the various hostiles that populate the world. The battle system is a thrilling mix of turn-based tactics and Attack Chain mechanics. Players can remain active during combat by successfully completing timing-based charging rings to execute critical attacks or vital dodges/blocks.
  • Fully Fleshed Out Combat - Unique combat features such as the rewind function, elemental affinities/weaknesses, unique character skills, and more add a layer of depth to fights. It'll take true tactical acumen to emerge victorious in battle!
  • Breathtaking Art - With a stunning art style and beautifully rendered cutscenes, the game is a feast for the eyes for Japanese visual novel and anime aficionados! 
  • Beautiful Songs and a Thrilling Score - The rousing music, recorded and remastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and EastWest Studios, is a perfect soundtrack to accompany a great adventure. 

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