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The Utawarerumono series are some of the best tactics JRPG/Visual Novel hybrids out there. They’re also very cultural, with a strong basis in Japan’s native Ainu culture providing the basis of the aesthetics that you’ll see through each of the games (read about that in an interview I conducted with the producer at TGS last year).

Previously you’d only been able to play them if you had a Sony device, but now, thanks to DMM Games and ShiraVN, they’re being ported to PC. They’ll be exclusively available on Steam, with Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and sequel Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth both releasing on January 23. Other titles in the series will come at a later date.

The games will have additional mouse and keyboard support, too, which is a good fit for the tactics RPG side of things.

If you haven’t played these titles yet, then here’s your big chance. They really are something special. Put aside a good chunk of time for them, though. They are pretty lengthy.

– Matt S. 
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