Aquaplus has opened the official website for the Utawarerumono sequel teased last week, revealing it as Utawarerumono: Lost Frag, an RPG for iOS and Android to be launched in 2019.
Official site: https://utaware-lf.jp/
The game features a new story with new characters, taking place in a new location, and the site has a short description of the story and profiles of the two main characters.
- Akuta (voiced by Nakai Kazuya) is a man with a black mask who lost his name and memories, but has a strong heart and sense of obligation. Fearing nothing, he seeks to do what he can.
- Minagi (Tanezaki Atsumi) is a girl called “princess” and had been toyed with by the inescapable fate of her clan, but her meeting Akuta results in her standing up against fate. She has a younger sister whom she thinks of dearly.
The updated site also shows several as-of-yet unidentified new characters at the top of the page, and also includes some returning characters from previous games at the top and in the characters section. The profiles of the returning characters only have short and vague descriptions, however, and do not give any hints on how Lost Frag will be connected to previous entries in the series.
Originally released as a novel game with SRPG/tactical simulation portions for the PC in 2002, the first Utawarerumono was later ported and partially remade for 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 Mask of Deception (which also got an anime series, The False Faces) and Mask of Truth in 2015 and 2016 respectively, with worldwide English releases in 2017.
A musou-style action spinoff based on Mask of Deception, Utawarerumono Zan, was also released in Japan in 2018, with a western release scheduled for fall 2019.
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.
No details on gameplay aside from the genre being “RPG” have been released yet. The game will be released within 2019 for iOS and Android, as a free-to-play title with microtransactions.
Also see: Review- Utawarerumono Zan