NIS America announced today during their 2019 Showcase that Aquaplus’s visual novel Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen will launch in the west in early 2020.
The game will be available at both retail and digitally on PlayStation 4 and digitally only on PlayStation Vita. Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen is a remake of the original Utawarerumono that never released outside of Japan. It tells the story of events that lead up to both Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth that previously launched in the west. This new version contains remastered visuals, extra content, and is important to play in order to understand the full story.
Over at the NIS America Online store there is a limited edition on PlayStation 4 available for pre-order for $79.99 that contains the following:
- Copy of the game
- Collector’s Box
- Physical Soundtrack
- Hardcover Art Book
- Metal Keychain
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.
- 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