Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten releases on September 8 worldwide
Although Monochrome Mobius does not have 'Utawarerumono' in its title, the game was announced last November during a Utawarerumono 20th anniversary live stream and takes place in the same universe with some existing characters making a return.
In Japan, the title is set to release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. In the west, the game is set to be a Steam exclusive published by Shiravune, supporting Japanese voices with English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese text. The Aquaplus English website does not mention a PlayStation release, but we'll update this post if a different publisher announces an English localization of the console versions.
Several trailers, a press release, English character introductions, and screenshots can be found below, via Aquaplus and Shiravune.
Official English Trailer
Japanese Prologue Gameplay
Japanese Event Gameplay
Shiravune has announced an international Steam release of Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten, a new RPG from developers AQUAPLUS. The Steam version, featuring English, Chinese, and Japanese support, will arrive on PCs around the world on September 8, 2022.
Produced by veteran director and composer Naoya Shimokawa and penned by Utawarerumono writer Munemitsu Suga, with support from the studio's superb art direction and character designer Mi, Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten focuses on the heart of every great RPG: the story.
In the small province of Ennakamuy, on the frontiers of the great empire of Yamato, there lived a young man with his mother and sister. One day, at the local lord’s behest, the young man was investigating a small irregularity when he came across a girl he had never met.
It was the words she spoke that shocked him: She told the man that his father was still alive.
Seeing a trace of his father in her and resolving to learn the truth, the young man set out together with the girl towards the fabled land of Arva Shulan—a country that doesn’t appear on the map.
Faced with trials and perils, the boy chases his father.
He meets new friends and comrades who join him on his mission.
There will be struggles and victories and failures and partings.
The fickle vagaries of fate will place an epoch in the young man’s hands—
And one day, this man will be sung of in legends.
Voice: Kentaro Tone
A young man living in the frontier province of Ennakamuy. He lives together with his mother Torikori and his younger sister Nekone, and though still young, he possesses discipline and a strong sense of right and wrong. His meeting with the mysterious Shunya gives him questions about his father’s death, and he sets out for an unknown country to find answers.
Voice: Yuko Minaguchi
A girl whose path has crossed Oshtor’s by chance or by destiny. Guileless and still with something of a babyface, her words and actions create more questions than they answer. She informs Oshtor that his father, whom he thought a martyr, still lives, and the pair embark on a journey together.
Voice: Saori Hayami
The daughter of Murasame, the ruler of Izumo. As demure and polite as she appears, Munechika shows hints of a warrior spirit. She assists Oshtor and joins him on his mission.
Voice: Yuya Uchida
A young man who barged in on Oshtor when he was training. Mikazuchi is strong and somewhat brash, but he never bends for anything, and a current of integrity runs through everything he does. A good friend to Oshtor and a good rival too, the two spur each other on through thick and thin.
- Title: Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten
- OS: Windows
- Players: Single-Player
- Developer: AQUAPLUS
- Publisher: Shiravune
- Languages: English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese
- Platforms: Steam
Early Buyer Bonuses
The following exclusive extras are planned for players who pick the game up before Dec. 31:
- Digital Artbook
- A digital art collection containing character designs and illustrations from Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten.
- Digital Soundtrack: “Prelude”
- Contains a selection of 30 songs from the game’s musical repertoire.
According to Utawarerumono tradition, the theme song will by sung by Suara.
- Title: Toki no Taika
- Lyrics: Naoko Sutani
- Composition: Michio Kinugasa & Junya Matsuoka
- Arrangement: Michio Kinugasa