Utawarerumono Zan Gets Gameplay Info, Adds Atuy, Uruuru, and Saraana
Aquaplus revealed more infromation for its upcoming action RPG spin-off Utawarerumono Zan. In addition to providing details about the gameplay, the developer revealed that Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Mask of Truth characters Atuy, Uruuru, and Saraana will be joining the other previously-revealed cast members from those titles in Zan.
Unlike previous games in the series, which were combinations of visual novel and strategy RPG, Utawarerumono Zan is an action RPG being developed by Aquaplus and Tamsoft. The game is split into missions, where players will be given a series of objectives. These are split into main objective and optional side objectives that provide bonus experience and items.
Each character in the game, of which four are taken into each mission, has unique traits that provide passive bonuses and boosts that activate in certain conditions. For example, Haku’s “Lord of Truth” trait reduces damage received, while Kuon’s “Indomitable” trait causes her attack power to rise as she takes damage. The game also features a formation system that provides other party-wide boosts. Utawarerumono Zan features a heavy emphasis on combos, with basic attacks, combination attacks, and special moves all playing important role in building and utilising those combos. There are also special “Deadly Arts” that can be used once a character gains enough Zeal, which is built through damaging enemies, taking damage, or healing allies.
Utawarerumono Zan is set to be released for PlayStation 4 in Japan on September 27, 2018. There is with no new regarding a possible localisation at this time.