The latest issues of Weekly Famitsu reveals action game Utawarerumono Zan for PlayStation 4. It will launch in Japan in 2018.
The first in a series of new Utawarerumono projects, Utawarerumono Zan will have a story mode with a main theme song sung by Japanese singer Suara, and use non-chibi character models.
Currently confirmed characters include Kuon, Haku, Nekone, and Ougi.
Update 4:55 a.m.: Here are some additional details:
- Aquaplus president Naoya Shimokawa is the producer. Tsutomu Washimi is the director.
- The game’s 3D graphics are completely new, and you will be able to play as many characters. As many playable characters as possible will appear.
- The music is being made with the concept of exhilaration. The melody uses original music, but emphasizes rhythm as to experience good feeling action. Previously, they did movie-like background music, but now they’re doing more game-like background music.
- There will be newly recorded voice-overs.
- You will be able to experience the story with the feeling of watching a television anime even if you did not play the main story.
- The goal is to create 3D character models that move with the same ambiance of the illustrations.
The interview also has some tidbits on Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono he no Komoriuta. If you have the “Sasara” and “Tamaki” downloadable content from Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, you can use them in the game. There are also plans to release downloadable content for characters that can be used in both Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth.
Update 5:50 a.m.: We have added screenshot and scan preview of Utawarerumono Zan, via Famitsu.