Utawarerumono Spin-Off Visual Novel ‘Gizoku Tantei Nosuri’ Launching for PS4 & Switch in Japan Next Month

Aquaplus has announced a new entry in the Utawarerumono series, a spinoff titled Gizoku Tantei Nosuri for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. It will launch in Japan on December 22, 2022. There is currently no word on whether a Western release is planned.

This visual novel seemingly features characters primarily from the franchise’s second entry, Mask of Deception, specifically honing in on Nosuri and Haku, with the latter getting reluctantly involved with the former’s efforts to aid the citizenry of Yamato.

Official screenshots and the game’s key art are viewable via our gallery below:

You can view more information on this title via its dedicated website, such as character renders, though I’m fairly certain they’re all just taken from Mask of Deception.

You can view the visual novel’s brief commercial below:

Check out our review of the Utawarerumono series’ recent prequel, Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten.

Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten is available in the West for PC via Steam.

While the game has PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 editions in Japan, only the PC version has received a western release by publisher Shiravune. NIS America localized the first game’s remake on PlayStation 4, but it is unknown whether they will do the same for this upcoming new entry.

The previous localized release for this series is Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen. This title is a remake of the original Utawarerumono, which was never officially released in the west. The title tells the story of events leading up to Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth; both titles were initially published and localized by Atlus in the west. All three games were also released on PC by Shiravune.

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen contains extra content, remastered visuals, and a necessary piece in the puzzle for Utawarerumono fans to understand the entire story. Every scene has been enhanced, with each illustration presented in HD. Additionally, battles are displayed on complete 3D fields, and a new Special Extended Mode has been added.


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