Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth, the sequel to Mask of Deception, is finally coming out in the west in September and a new trailer released by publisher Atlus showcases the sequel’s enhanced battle system.
Mask of Truth is said to feature a lot more battles, a big change from its predecessor, which meant that the game’s battle system needed to be improved. Some of the enhancements to the battle system include a higher level cap, extended Action Chains, Co-op attacks, and more.
Here’s an overview of some of the features of Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth:
- An Epic Scope – Mask of Truth is an 80+ hours long experience that features more fascinating characters, dastardly creatures, exotic locales, and important battles than ever before!
- A Story at its End – The rich Utawarerumono visual novel tradition continues in Mask of Truth. The landscape has changed and there are new nations, people, and truths to discover during this uncertain time. The dramatic events of Mask of Deception have set up the story for a climactic and thrilling conclusion in Mask of Truth.
- Enhanced SRPG Battle Mechanics – Since war is on everyone’s agenda, expect plenty more battles to partake in. Turn-based tactics make a return and an updated battle system make fights both strategic and fast paced! Utilize new extended Action Chains, a higher-level cap, and more to gain the upper hand on the battlefield. Additionally, certain characters can team up and dish out some devastating offense with Co-op Final and Co-op Chain attacks. Oh, there’s also now a Mock Battle mode that can be used to practice new combat tactics and gain EXP/BP.
- A Fantastical Atmosphere – The gorgeous art style, beautifully rendered cutscenes, and rousing score (recorded and remastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and EastWest Studios) make a return. Dive into a magical storybook that comes alive before your very eyes!
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth is scheduled for release on September 5, 2017, for the PlayStation 4 and will be available in both physical and digital editions.