News by Matt S.
Thank Miku there was that new Miku game announcement earlier today, to make up for the crushing disappointment that the new Utawarerumono game that was announced a week ago has turned out to be a free-to-play mobile game, which has the full name: Utawarerumono: Lost Flag.
There’s always the chance that somehow this game will be the mobile title that finally hooks me in and keeps me, but when I think of the strengths of Utawarerumono – that being its rich storytelling and deep narrative, all that I loved in Utawarerumono is completely at odds with the mobile JRPG formula. After all, those games don’t make money when you’re wading through 20-30 minute long visual novel sections. The entire core of the game is going to be gutted in order to facilitate quick play.
On the other hand, if there is a positive to this, it’s that mobile F2P JRPGs do generally go heavy on the fan service, and Utawarerumono is a highly fan servicey series in its own right. Who knows? Perhaps Aquaplus can replicate the success of Type-Moon’s Fate and use the mobile title to launch the entire property into the stratosphere. I’d certainly enjoy that!
We also got a new trailer, below. There’s no word on a western localisation for this at this stage, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there is one. There’s always localisers looking to get in on the global success of free-to-play mobile titles.
– Matt S.
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