Aquaplus has announced Utawarerumono Zan, an action game spinoff of the Utawarerumono series for the PS4.

Originally released as a novel game with strategy elements for the PC in 2002, Utawarerumono was later ported to the PS2 and PSP, and was also adapted as an anime and OVA. An HD remake will be released for the PS4 on April 26 2018. Its sequel, released in two parts as Itsuwari no Kamen (which also got an anime series) and Futari no Hakuoro in 2015 and 2016, respectively. The series takes place in a world roughly equivalent to 15-16th century Japan in technology and culture, with strong Ainu influences, that is constantly threatened by war.

All previous games in the series have had turn-based strategy combat, and Zan will be the first to be an action game. Aside from an expected release within 2018, no further details are as of yet available.

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