Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception


Following on from the announcement of an HD remake of the console release of the original Utawarerumono for PS4 and PS Vita, Aquaplus have revealed more information in this week’s Weekly Famitsu about said remake as well as revealing a few tidbits on future titles in the popular visual novel/strategy RPG hybrid series.

Firstly, there were several bits of information revealed about the remake. Firstly, the title has pushed back to April following an original planned release date in Q1 2018 so the title can have “more breathing room.”  The original opening movie has been upscaled into high resolution however the original opening theme is still present. It also features specially rearranged music (including re-recordings of the opening, ending and vocal songs). There is also a “Special Extended Mode” feature that uses selected music from the Utawarerumono game and anime versions and adapts them to select scenes. There are also no new added characters or scenes.

Naoya Shimokawa, the president of Aquaplus, also revealed that the company has three to four Utawarerumono titles currently in development. One of them is codenamed “UTZ” and it is an action game. Aquaplus are planning to reveal more about the title from spring 2018 and in doing so hope to increase the scope of the Utawarerumono series so that more people may check out the series. Furthermore, Another one of the Utawarerumono titles in development is more story-driven. This title is being written with the involvement of the writers for Mask of Deception and Mask of Truth. The title is also being made on “the company’s highest budget yet.”


Game boxart pictured: Utawarerumono (PC)

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