Utawarerumono Remake Announced for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita

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This weeks Famitsu has revealed a remake for the original Utawarerumono.

Developed by Aquaplus, the new remake is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on April 26th of next year in Japan. Featured above, you can view the debut trailer for the remake.

All the games event scenes have been improved, and are now in high-definition, as well as the game’s opening movie. Battles now take place on a full 3D game field, and there’s even a special Extended Mode with improved music.

The latest games in the series, Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth, are both now available for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in North America and Europe.

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  • Mechonis

    Atlus don’t bother publishing this if you’re never going to Pc port it

  • alterku

    Got both “mask of” games physically on Vita and would love to have this one the same way to complete the set.

    Eventually it would also be nice to see all three games released in a trilogy compilation on PC.

  • SunsetHaste

    >All the games event scenes have been improved

    Porn ones, too? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • BFG

    The game was originally a PC title. The remake is just based on the PS2/PSP port of it.

  • BanBrado

    I read this ages ago on PC, i’d love to own a physical copy of it though if it came over.

  • Forky

    So less naked ladies.

  • Sam XXX

    Still have a hard time pronouncing it: Porn, pron?

  • BFG

    Considering how much the two recent utawarerumono can get away with nudity (like Dungeon Travelers) as long as it doesnt show genitals and nipples, i aint worried

    sure, no sex scenes but i’m not fan of pixellated genitals either

  • Justin Williams

    Never heard of it but seems like my kind of game and I rock Ps4 and Vita. Anyone recommend this game?

  • Donwel

    I have the second and third games on PS4, they’re pretty good if you like visual novels and the reading sections are broken up by SRPG sections as well. If you’re into VNs I’d say go for it.

  • Donwel

    How do they run on Vita? I considered getting them on it but oddly they were cheaper on PS4.

  • patyos

    Oh right forgot utawarerumono is an hentai game….

    Pretty sure those will all be removed from the console versions. Say no to censorship get Hentai adult version on PC !!!

  • Forky

    Pixellated genitals are all that’s left for porn now though. The magazine industry is falling apart.

  • BFG

    Say no to censorship get Hentai adult version on PC

    Just to have something censored too in the end?
    At least there are devs creative enough to get around the restrictions

  • BFG

    Fine from my experience. Havent experienced any issues

  • PlayerPi

    mask of deception crashed for me once i think. For a 50+ VN thats ok IMO.
    Last boss fight/scene chugged for me. Was still playable but quite noticeable.

    Mask of truth had none of these problems for me. And seemed to run better than deception.

    All in all a great vita game. Personally i always preferred VN on a handheld. Cuddle up in bed like you’re reading a book.

  • Cats736

    Dungeon Travelers was censored in the West, hell, Mask of Deception was also censored in the West. Apparently spanking is too much for our western sensibilities. /s

    Atlus is no hero, no saint.

  • BFG

    Western players get cucked as usual sadly

  • Morbid Complex

    The original version of the game was an adult visual novel, however this will not be the first time this game has cut out the sex scenes. There was a version ported to Ps2 and PSP, both of these had the cut out sex scenes. So this will not be censorship as much as it will just be a remake of the more widely known PG-13 versions as they are the more known versions.

  • BFG

    What i meant is that even the sex scenes in 18+ games still get censored (japanese law that states the genitals in media must be censored in one way or another: black bars, pixels, light sabers). This restriction on the other hand has pushed a couple of artists and devs to find creative ways to get around it.

    I personally found sex scenes dont really contribute much to the plot of a visual novel, especially if it’s late-content and/or in low amount enough in the first place. VN devs also tend to give additional content (new chapters, routes, characters, etc) for the console versions in exchange of the cut adult content from the PC version.

  • I always liked pixelated genitals more than non-pixelated, it’s the thrill of not knowing what cake you’re eating so you leave it all to your taste buds and imagination!

  • BFG

    I suppose that’s a matter of preference

  • Yes, yes, my message never included “You must like it too!”.

  • Minus the sex scenes right?

  • alterku

    I haven’t busted mine open yet, but from footage online they seem fine. They’re visual novels with a small SRPG twist so even if they ran poorly I wouldn’t be too disappointed.