NIS America has announced that they will bring Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen to North America and Europe in Early 2020 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita (digital-only). The game will feature Japanese voices.
For those unfamiliar, Utawarerumono originally released for PC in Japan back in 2002 as a visual novel, and has since spawned manga/anime adaptations, sequels, and more. The original VN was never officially released in English, although a fan-translation is available.
Prelude to the Fallen is a remake of the original storyline and released last year in Japan. This new version, a Strategy RPG/VN hybrid, will be the first official English release of the Utawarerumono origin story. Two sequels – Mask of Deception and Mask of Truth – released for PlayStation 4 and Vita in English in 2017, localized by Atlus USA.
Day One Edition
A special launch edition of the PlayStation 4 version will be available at retailers. Called the ‘Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Origins Edition’, this package includes the game disc/case, a “Hymns for the Fallen” Soundtrack, and a “Archives of Yamayura” softcover art book.
A Limited Edition is also available on NIS America’s storefront for $79.99.
This Limited Edition includes:
- Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen for PS4™
- Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Hardcover Art Book
- Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Soundtrack
- Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Metal Keychain
- Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Poster
- Collector’s Box
Find a trailer, overview, and screenshot set from NIS America below.
About the Story:
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.