Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Heads to PC January 22

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

DMM Games, Shiravune, and developer Aquaplus have reportedly announced the Steam release date for Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen.

RPG Site reports that game will launch on Windows PC (via Steam) on January 22nd. Steam DB indicates the Steam page for the game has gone live today, but the page itself lists its release date as just January 2021.

The game will reportedly feature Japanese voice acting with Japanese, English, and Chinese subtitles; along with the improved translation used in the currently available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

As previously reported, the game is part visual novel, part strategy RPG, and 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 simple act would lead to the events of Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth.

In other news, Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth will both reportedly be getting updates on Steam to add auto-saving, with minor improvements and fixes as well.

You can find the full rundown on Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (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


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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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