Aquaplus has revealed the opening movie to upcoming Utawarerumono series action spinoff, Utawarerumono Zan. Additionally, it has been revealed that the game will have 4 player co-op play.
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 was released for the PS4 on April 26 2018. Its sequel, released in two parts on the Vita and PS4 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 had turn-based strategy combat, and Zan will be the first to be an action game. Previous videos showed Dynasty Warriors-style combat and cinematic special moves. The game is being developed in collaboration with Tamsoft, which has also worked on the Senran Kagura and Hyperdimension Neptunia series.
Utawarerumono Zan will be released in Japan on the Playstation 4 on 27th September 2018. No other versions have as of yet been announced.