Niche Spotlight: Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen; a part visual novel, part strategy RPG.

As previously reported, the game is a remake of the first Utawarerumono game- which was never released in the west. Each character has their own set of abilities and skills, which can be chained together by themselves or with their allies.

While beast people live in tribes on the outskirt of civilization, a young girl from one of these settlements brought a dying young man to her village. While he recovered, he lost all his memories.

Later called Hakuolo, he adapted to life in the village. After a bountiful harvest, a local feudal lord sends his troops to seize the food for himself. This leads to the events of Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth.

The Windows PC version of the game will feature Japanese voice acting with Japanese, English, and Chinese subtitles. The game will also feature an improved translation used in the currently available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

You can find the earlier PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita launch trailer below.

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen is available on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. You can expect our review soon!

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

Wake up, Hakuowlo. It’s time to face the world again.
You come to in bed, gravely injured, attended by a girl with twitching furry ears and a lush, bushy tail. In time you come to lead the villagers, to whom you owe your name and your life. When the local nobles threaten them, you threaten the nobility right back…

Are you a farmer? A scholar? A traitor? A beast? You’ve forgotten your past, but has it forgotten you? Command your comrades and fight to defend your family, and discover the secrets of this world—and your own lost history!

The first game in the hit Japanese tactics-RPG visual novel series Utawarerumono joins its sequels back on PC!


  • 30+ hours of story and gameplay
  • Thoughtful, slick, and active tactics-RPG combat
  • Dynamic Chain Attacks and flashy Co-op Chains
  • All-new Auto-Save functionality
  • Customizable keyboard and mouse controls
  • An unforgettable, evocative soundtrack
  • A touching narrative with a moving ending

Image: Steam

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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