New Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Trailer Introduces Protagonist

Atlus has shared a new trailer for Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception.

Featured above, the new trailer introduces the protagonist, Haku. Described as an amnesiac, he wakes up in a world filled with monsters and beast-like people.

Here’s a synopsis of Haku, via Atlus:

Haku is a mysterious amnesiac who has no idea how he woke up into a world populated with monstrous creatures and people with beastlike features. All he knows is that he’s been named Haku by a beautiful girl named Kuon, and that he’s stuck in this place for the long haul. Eventually, he gets dragged into a war between Uzurusha and the mighty Empire of Yamato, and must fight to defend the innocent civilians caught in the crossfire. He may not be the strongest fighter, but he’s a brilliant strategist who must use his mind against his enemies’ brawn. Oh, and he’s pretty deadly with a fan too.

Atlus also revealed two new day-one DLC characters, including: the sword-wielding Tamaki and the spear-thrusting Sasara. They come in two flavors:

  • Sasara Samurai Costume – $2.99
  • Sasara Swimsuit Costume – $2.99
  • Tamaki Samurai Costume – $2.99
  • Tamaki Swimsuit Costume – $2.99
  • Costume Set – $8.99

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception is launching for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on May 23rd in the Americas and Europe.

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  1. LibidinBoy
    March 15, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    How much am I missing if I want to start this game and havent played previous utawerumonos?

  2. KiTA
    March 15, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Shouldn’t be a huge issue. I don’t believe the first game was localized. The anime covering both games were localized, either officially or unofficially. And IIRC the PC version of the first game has a fan patch.

    I believe one character turns out to be the child of someone from the first game/season, although IIRC this does not really affect the story at all.

  3. BanBrado
    March 15, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    You wanna play the first game, good news is it has a fan patch. Watching the anime works too as it is actually a pretty good adaption. Either way there’s a lot of stuff that won’t make sense unless you saw/played the first. Also the first is really good so you should just watch/play it anyways.

  4. Donwel
    March 16, 2017 at 8:34 am

    I said somewhere else that I think the anime for the first game and the game itself do differ from each other a little bit. I think in the anime Hakuoro has a child with Eruruu while in the game canon he has Kuon with Yuzuha. So watching the first season probably won’t be much help for the second game.
    Then again it does set up the plot so….

  5. Cats736
    March 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

    MirrorMoon translated the PC version. Play it, it’s good.

  6. KiTA
    March 16, 2017 at 10:33 am

    In this kind of game you usually can pick one of many relationship options, so there may not be a “canon” waifu.

  7. Donwel
    March 16, 2017 at 11:41 am

    That’s true, though the developers do often have a “canon” ending for when they’re making sequels and I’m pretty sure Yuzuha was the canon waifu in the game continuity, especially with Kuon being their daughter.
    It’s possible he nailed both of them though, particularly when you consider what happened to Yuzuha and then there’s Kuon with her extended family.

    Edit: Actually scratch that, now that I think about it Hakuoro was into harems if I’m remembering correctly. His main waifu was either Eruruu or Yuzuha though, I think that was the part that changed depending on whether it was the game or anime.
    It’s been ages since I played or watched either. I’m going to have to go back and take a look to refresh my memory.

  8. alterku
    March 16, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Heard nothing but good things about these games when they released in Japan. I’m really looking forward to playing them.