Atlus to Bring a Pair of “Utawarerumono” Games to the West in 2017

Atlus busted out a double-whammy announcement this morning with the reveal of not one, but two Utawarerumono games for the west. AQUAPLUS’ visual novel/SRPG Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception is set to arrive on PS4 and PS Vita this spring, followed by its direct sequel, Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth, this fall. 


Both versions of the games will launch in the Americas physically and digitally. Europe will get a physical release for the PS4 versions, but they will be digital-only on PS Vita in the region.



Here’s a quick rundown on Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception:

  • 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. 



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.