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Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth Heads to the West in September, Body Pillow in Tow

Time to hold out for the body pillow trend to catch on beyond Japanese games.

News by Caty McCarthy, .

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception will be released on Tuesday, but its follow-up grows ever closer as well. Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth has been revealed by Atlus for release on September 5th in North America and Europe for Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita. But the game is not alone.

As a pre-order bonus for the limited launch editions comes a special item: a body pillow. A somewhat tangible anime girl to cuddle with at night. It’s not a full-length body pillow, but it's double-sided, featuring the two mysterious priestesses from the game, Uruuru and Saraana.

The 80+ hour strategy RPG and visual novel is the follow-up to the events set by its predecessor, Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (releasing May 23rd). The score itself for the new title, according to Atlus, has been recorded and remastered at Abbey Road Studios (do The Beatles ring a bell?) and EastWest Studios. The game will again feature typical SRPG battles, alongside getting to know characters in the visual novel portions and wrapping up the dramatic events of the war-torn world.

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  • Avatar for Vaporeon #1 Vaporeon 11 days ago
    Any review thoughts on the one releasing next week?

    This is the first I've heard of this series and, from the few images and video clips I've seen, I'll either really enjoy it or feel meh after an hour. Could really use an expert opinion!

    And, wow, even if I wanted the sequel, my wife would never let that body pillow in the house, haha. I'd have to donate it straight to Goodwill... which would actually be pretty funny.
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  • Avatar for jihon83 #2 jihon83 10 days ago
    Oi, as if the creepe moe trend needs a second lease on life. Thanks to these character design types and the pursuit of weirdo otaku yen/dollar, I've been driven off from a lot of the strategy and role-playing games I used to play. So in a way, it is "good" to know this is another game I have to stay away from.
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