Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Launching May 23, Pre-order Bonuses Revealed, New Story Trailer Released

on March 8, 2017 2:55 PM

ATLUS announced today that Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception will be launching on PS4 and PS Vita on May 23, 2017 in both Europe and the Americas. Those that pre-order Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception or otherwise grab a limited launch edition of the game will also receive a limited edition slipcase and compendium art book.

Here is a brief description of the pre-order bonus courtesy of ATLUS:

  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Compendium Art Book – This 50-page softcover art book contains art/information about some of the unlikely heroes, fantastical creatures, exotic locales and more! The book also features concept art and developer notes that show a glimpse of the creative process behind building a mystical world. Oh, and it also includes information about the mighty Yamato Empire and its surrounding nations that’ll serve as a guide to those unfamiliar with the Utawarerumono series.
  • Collector’s Slipcase – The physical game and art book will be enveloped by a protective slipcase.

Alongside the pre-order bonuses revealed today, ATLUS also released a new story trailer for Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception which can be seen below. For those unfamiliar with the game, here is a list of features the game will have.

  • An Unforgettable StoryMask of Deception offers a story-rich visual novel experience (40-50+ hours long) that lets players shape the future of a fully realized world filled with fantastical lore and history! Mask of Deception sets up the story for a thrilling conclusion in Mask of Truth, and we’ll reveal more information about the final game at a later date.
  • An Active SRPG Battle System – Players will need to defend Haku and his friends by engaging in intense SRPG combat with the various hostiles that populate the world. The battle system is a thrilling mix of turn-based tactics and Attack Chain mechanics. Players can remain active during combat by successfully completing timing-based charging rings to execute critical attacks or vital dodges/blocks.
  • Fully Fleshed Out Combat – Unique combat features such as the rewind function, elemental affinities/weaknesses, unique character skills, and more add a layer of depth to fights. It’ll take true tactical acumen to emerge victorious in battle!
  • Breathtaking Art – With a stunning art style and beautifully rendered cutscenes, the game is a feast for the eyes for Japanese visual novel and anime aficionados!
  • Beautiful Songs and a Thrilling Score – The rousing music, recorded and remastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and EastWest Studios, is a perfect soundtrack to accompany a great adventure.

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