Original Utawarerumono Game Gets Remake for PS4, PS Vita
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
This week's issue of Kadokawa's Famitsu magazine is revealing on Thursday that the original Utawarerumono game is getting a remake for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4. The announcement for the remake of Utawarerumono -Chiriyukumono e no Komoriuta- (Utawarerumono: Lullaby to the Dying) describes the game as a "new starting point" for the original.
Aquaplus released Leaf's original Utawarerumono adult visual novel for PC in 2002. The adventure simulation game takes place in a world where people have animal ears and tails, and rival generals battle for supremacy. Sting developed a PlayStation 2 port, titled Utawarerumono: Chiriyukumono e no Komoriuta, which Aquaplus released in 2006. A PlayStation Portable port debuted in 2009.
The Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen ( Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception) game shipped for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita in Japan in September 2015, and it shipped for PS4 and PS Vita in the West on May 23. Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro), the third installment in the Utawarerumono trilogy, debuted in Japan for PlayStation 3, PS4, and PS Vita in September 2016. The game shipped for PS4 and PS Vita in the West on September 5.
The original game inspired a 2006 television anime series, a 2007 manga, and a 2009 original video anime series. ADV Films originally licensed the first Utawarerumono television anime, but FUNimation later picked up the license. The television anime adaptation of Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen premiered in Japan in October 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video.