Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Heads West in Early 2020

Publisher NIS America has announced a western release for Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen.

Developed by Aquaplus, the remake of the original Utawarerumono is launching sometime in early 2020 for both North America and Europe, across PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The PS4 release is coming to retail, while the PS Vita version is digital-only. The game will have both Japanese audio and English subtitles.

Featured above, you can view the western release announcement trailer. Here’s some screenshots:

There’s also a launch edition for the game:

The launch “Origins Edition” of the game includes: a copy of the game, “Hymns for the Fallen” soundtrack CD, and “Archives of Yamayura” softcover art book.

Lastly, there’s a $79.99 limited edition planned, which includes: a copy of the game, hardcover art book, soundtrack CD, metal key chain, poster, and a collector’s box. The LE is now available for pre-order over on the NIS America Online Store.

Here’s a rundown on the game:

For the first time ever, the origins of the Utawarerumono saga are coming overseas! Prelude to the Fallen follows the story of a man with no memories who awakens in a strange world, and is taken in by a tribe of kindhearted villagers. He is raised as one of their own, eventually receiving the name “Hakuoro.” When neighboring nations begin to encroach on his village, Hakuoro rises up against the tyrannical invaders, setting off on an unforgettable journey that lives on in the songs of legend.

Key Features:

  • An Epic Tale – Become immersed in a turbulent story of love, war, and destiny.
  • Heroes of Myth – Unravel the tale of a diverse cast of characters, and watch how their fates intertwine.
  • Art of War – Claim victory through the use of tactics, elemental advantages, and the unique strengths of your party members.
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