Atlus has announced that its visual novel Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth will be available on the 5th of September on PS4 and PS Vita. The game is the sequel to the upcoming Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, which releases next week on PS4 and PS Vita, and takes place right after the dramatic events of the previous game.
Chaos has taken hold of the land in Mask of Truth as a conniving general has unlawfully seized the throne of the mighty Yamato Empire. The only ones that stand in his way are a couple of familiar faces who must rally different kingdoms together and fight against the powerful Imperial army. An 80+ hours long visual novel/SRPG experience awaits as you'll get close with a new cast of colorful characters, fight in numerous exciting engagements with an enhanced battle system, explore intriguing new lands, and more.
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth features:
- An Epic Scope - Mask of Truth is an 80+ hours long experience that features more fascinating characters, dastardly creatures, exotic locales, and important battles than ever before!
- A Story at Its End - The rich Utawarerumono visual novel tradition continues in Mask of Truth. The landscape has changed and there are new nations, people, and truths to discover during this uncertain time. The dramatic events of Mask of Deception have set up the story for a climactic and thrilling conclusion in Mask of Truth.
- Enhanced SRPG Battle Mechanics - Since war is on everyone's agenda, expect plenty more battles to partake in. Turn-based tactics make a return and an updated battle system make fights both strategic and fast paced! Utilize new extended Action Chains, a higher-level cap, and more to gain the upper hand on the battlefield. Additionally, certain characters can team up and dish out some devastating offense with Co-op Final and Co-op Chain attacks. Oh, there's also now a Mock Battle mode that can be used to practice new combat tactics and gain EXP/BP.
- A Fantastical Atmosphere - The gorgeous art style, beautifully rendered cutscenes, and rousing score (recorded and remastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and EastWest Studios) make a return. Dive into a magical storybook that comes alive before your very eyes!
Pre-orders and limited launch editions of the game will come with a collector's slip case box and pillowcase bonus items (only available in the Americas). The double-sided pillowcase features the mysterious Yamato priestesses Uruuru and Saraana, and will fit on most standard pillows.
In addition, with Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception coming next week to PS4 and PS Vita, Atlus has given us a closer look at the launch edition of the game with an unboxing video. Those who pre-order or otherwise grab a limited launch edition of the game will receive a Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Compendium Art Book and a Collector's Slipcase.
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception releases on the 23rd of May on PS4 and PS Vita. The game will be available in North America on PS4 and PS Vita in both physical and digital formats, and while the European PS4 version will be available in both physical and digital formats, the PS Vita version will be digital-only. The PS4 version will be priced at $49.99 and the PS Vita version at $39.99.