The Child Prodigy Nekone is All Business in Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception will release on May 23, and the game’s direct sequel, Mask of Truth will release later in the year on the PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. Both games will have English text and the original Japanese audio. Pricing is as follows: PS4 version will be $49.99, and the PS Vita version will be $39.99.

A smooth talking mercenary Ukon was introduced before for Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception. Now his little sister (who is the exact opposite of him) is here! Nekone is a child prodigy, overachiever in the Imperial Capital. She is intelligent and serves as a great healer in battle. Check her out in the video below.

The the epic story of Utawarerumono concludes in Mask of Truth. More to be released about that later, but for now here are some covers.

 

                         

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception features: (From Press Release)

  • An Unforgettable StoryMask 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.

 Mask of Deception brings a world filled with intriguing characters, rich history, and beautiful lands to life. As such there are bonus items that celebrate the aesthetics. Pre-order or grab a limited launch edition (launch Edition only available in the Americas) to get the following.
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Compendium Art Book – This 50-page softcover art book contains art/information about some of the unlikely heroes, fantastical creatures, exotic locales and more! The book also features concept art and developer notes that show a glimpse of the creative process behind building a mystical world. Oh, and it also includes information about the mighty Yamato Empire and its surrounding nations that’ll serve as a guide to those unfamiliar with the Utawarerumono series. Preview the compendium here: https://issuu.com/atlususa/docs/uta2_artbook_01c_issuu_pages
Collector’s Slipcase – The physical game and art book will be enveloped by a protective slipcase.
Two new DLC characters that can help during battles will also e available. The sword wielding Tamaki and spear thrusting Sasara will be available for purchase when the game launches on May 23. Details below:
  • Sasara Samurai Costume – $2.99
  • Sasara Swimsuit Costume – $2.99
  • Tamaki Samurai Costume – $2.99
  • Tamaki Swimsuit Costume – $2.99
  • Costume Set – $8.99

About Crystal Colwell

What's up everyone? Crystal here! I spend my time writing up the news for you all and keeping us all up to date with incoming game info from Japan. I do a little bit of everything else around here, too. 🙂 Happy Reading!