The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals a remake of the original Utawarerumono, which is fully titled Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono he no Komoriuta, for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. It will launch on April 26, 2018 in Japan.
The game will be available in the following three editions:
- Standard Edition – 6,800 yen
- Premium Edition – 9,800 yen (includes a “Splendid Days of the Tuskuru Imperial Princess” anime Blu-ray which tells the story of a young Kuon and in which many people of Tuskuru appears, as well as a soundtrack CD and visual book)
- Trilogy Box – 12,000 yen (likely includes Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono he no Komoriuta, Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth)
- Aquaplus Limited Box – 29,800 yen
The remake will feature the following changes:
- Every scene has been enhanced. All scenes are in high-definition.
- The opening movie has been made high-resolution.
- There is a Special Extended Mode with enhanced music.
- Battles are set on fully 3D fields.
The magazine also mentions that Aquaplus president Naoya Shimokawa has a lot of interest in PlayStation VR, but support for Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono he no Komoriuta is not likely.
This remake is was announced with the tagline, “The starting point is now, to a new beginning.” It is said that various developments are planned beginning with this title.
Update 10:50 p.m.: More details have come in.
Premium Edition (9,800 yen)
- Special-illustrated packaging
- Original anime Blu-ray disc “Splendid Days of the Tuskuru Imperial Princess” – Connects the first game to the sequel. Produced by WhiteFox, script by Suga Munemitsu
- Soundtrack CD
- Visual book
Trilogy Box (12,000 yen)
- A copy of Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono he no Komoriuta
- A copy of Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
- A copy of Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
Aquaplus Limited Box (only sold through an official mail-order website) (29,800 yen)
- Everything in the Premium Edition
- Special-make folding fan set made by a long-standing folding fan shop in Kyoto
- Ryouka Yuzuki-signed autograph card (actually signed by the person, not mass produced)
- Special-illustrated B2 tapestry
- An original B2 tapestry
- Mukkuru plush key holder
- Original teacup
- Special-make hand towel
- The game was originally planned for release between January and March, but it was moved to April to give it more breathing room.
- A new title will be announced soon after this game’s release. From now on, they will be releasing related titles with good tempo.
- The opening movie has been made high-resolution, but Suara’s “Kimi Dake no Tabiji” is still in place.
- “Special Extended Mode” features background music from the Utawarerumono series’ games and anime selected to suit each scene.
- The original background music has been completely rearranged, as have the opening and ending themes, and songs have been re-recorded.
- There are no additional characters or episodes.