Atlus USA has announced that VN/RPG hybrid Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth will release in North America and Europe on September 5 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. This is the direct sequel to Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, which releases next week.
The game will be available both at retail and digitally with the exception of the Eureopean PlayStation Vita release, which will be digital-only. Those in the Americas who pre-order the game also get a special slip case box for the game as well as a pillowcase.
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
Find the press details as well first set of English screenshots below.
After the events of Mask of Deception, the Yamato Empire is now ruled with an iron fist by a ruthless usurper who seeks to subjugate all before him. It's up to a couple of familiar faces to band together against the might of the Imperial army, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance as nations and generals must pick a side to fight with in this perilous civil war. Secrets will be revealed, friendships will be tested, and battles will be fought. Will peace and order be restored or will victory at any cost be the beginning of the end?
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!