Interest Aquaplus Reveals Utawarerumono 2, Tears to Tiara 2 Games
posted on 2011-01-27 11:17 EST by Daryl Bunao
The bishōjo game maker AquaPlus announced six new titles this week, including sequels for two of its flagship titles: Utawarerumono and Tears to Tiara. Both of these franchises inspired anime projects in the past.
The tentatively titled Utawarerumono 2 will take place in the same world setting as the first game with artist Tatsuki Amazuyu (ToHeart2) returning not only to design, but also to direct the project. Tears to Tiara 2 is also a tentatively titled game set in the same world as its simulation role-playing game predecessor, but it will feature new main characters designed by dōjinshi artist Tatami Honjō. Both of these games will ship for the Playstation 3 console, although Aquaplus has not announced their release dates.
The tentatively titled Jasmine is an original work being written by Yūichi Suzumoto, a scenario writer for the Air, Clannad and Planetarian visual novels. Hisashi Kawata (ToHeart2, White Album) is responsible for the artwork. The game's console and release date has not been determined.
Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match is the latest arcade fighting game from Examu, the creator of the successful Japanese fighting game franchise Arcana Heart. AquaPazza will feature characters from various AquaPlus franchises when it arrives this spring in Japan.
The final two games are based on the Aquaplus classic ToHeart2. ToHeart2 DX plus will ship this summer on the PlayStation 3 with a story that combines the original ToHeart2 with ToHeart2 Another Days and new heroines. ToHeart2: Dungeon Travelers will feature characters from the franchise in a fantasy dungeon role-playing game when it ships for the PSP on May 26.
The February 17 issue of Enterbrain's Weekly Famitsu magazine provides more information and staff interviews for these new titles this week.
Thanks to Cloud668 for the news tip.
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