Aquaplus has announced Dokapon UP! Mugen no Roulette for PlayStation 4 and Switch. It will launch on December 10 in Japan.
Dokapon UP! Mugen no Roulette combines Dokapon, a sugoroku-type board game that incorporates RPG elements, with Utawarerumono, Aquaplus’ 900,000 units-strong representative visual novel and strategy RPG series. Set in the world of Utawarerumono, familiar characters like Haku, Kuon, Hakuoro, and Eruruu will partake in fun dialogue and heated battles.
The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, due out on August 6, will have first details on the title, including game flow, playable characters, and limited edition and store bonus information.
Update 08/05/20 at 12:35 a.m.: Keiji Fujiwara, a voice actor who died on April 12, will reprise his role as Haku in Dokapon UP! Mugen no Roulette as his final recorded work, Aquaplus president Naoya Shimokawa confirmed.
Update 08/05/20 at 2:12 a.m.: Dokapon UP! Mugen no Roulette is developed by Sting. It will cost 5,800 yen for the standard edition and 8,300 yen for the limited edition. The latter includes a visual book, acrylic key chain, and the game’s soundtrack. Saraana and Uruuru will be offered as shop-specific purchase bonuses.
The story is fully voiced. In addition to the characters confirmed above, Ukon, Nekone, Anju, Kamyu, Aruruu (from the first game), and Nuwangi will also appear. Other characters are also planned to be added.
The game will also implement online battles for the first time in the Dokapon series. Up to four players will be able to play online together.