Utawarerumono Zan Game's Video Reveals September Launch in West

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Game ships in N. America on September 10; in Europe on September 13; in Australia, New Zealand on September 20

NIS America began steaming a new promotional video for AQUAPLUS' Utawarerumono Zan PlayStation 4 action game on Wednesday. The trailer reveals that the game will ship in North America on September 10. The game will then ship in Europe on September 13 and in Australia and New Zealand on September 20.

The Emperor's Edition of the game will bundle a hardcover art book, soundtrack CD, mini art prints, and a paper fan for US$79.99. The Unmasked Edition will bundle a different soundtrack CD and a softcover art book for US$59.99.

AQUAPLUS released the action game based on its Utawarerumono franchise in Japan last September. Tamsoft worked with AQUAPLUS on the game. Suara performed the opening theme song "Rinen -Kotowari-" for the game.

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. AQUAPLUS developed a remake of the game that launched for the PS4 and PS Vita in Japan in April 2018. NIS America will release the game in the West for the PS4 and PS Vita in early 2020 with the title Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen.

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 in May 2017. Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro), the third installment in the Utawarerumono trilogy, debuted in Japan for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita in September 2016. The game shipped for PS4 and PS Vita in the West last September.

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.

Sources: Press release, NIS America's YouTube channel, Utawarerumono Zan's website

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