It’s time to dive into the great unknown and set off on a legendary journey. Get ready to encounter fantastical beasts, powerful magic, political intrigue, and unlikely heroes because visual novel/SRPG Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception is out now in the Americas and Europe for PS4 and PS Vita.
Originally known as Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen in Japan, Mask of Deception is a grand tale meant to enchant the hearts and minds of players in search of incredible journey. The game begins atop a snowy mountain where the protagonist awakens in an unfamiliar wilderness, surrounded by deadly creatures, with nothing but a hospital gown and a splitting headache. However, he’s eventually rescued by a beautiful girl named Kuon, who sports both adorable animal ears and a beastlike tail. Finding that the hapless man has no memory of anything, Kuon decides to take the amnesiac into her care, naming him Haku. As their journey takes them across the land, Haku will (reluctantly) encounter colorful characters (yes, that means more animal people), build deep relationships, battle ruthless enemies, and find himself inexorably dragged into the political machinations of the mighty nation of Yamato.
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception is now available physically for PS4 (49.99 € / £39.99) and digitally for PS Vita ($39.99) systems in 2017 in Europe. The game, originally published/developed by AQUAPLUS, will have its original Japanese audio. The game’s direct sequel, Mask of Truth will release on Sept. 5 with English text and the original Japanese audio.