28/08/2019 12:42 PM IST

Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy Utawarerumono: ZAN

Utawarerumono: ZAN release date, download size, limited editions, and everything else you need to know about this PS4 release.

HuffPost India

Aquaplus’ Utawarerumono series of games came into the limelight in the West thanks to Atlus USA’s localisations of Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth for PS4 and PS Vita over the last few years.

Atlus USA has stopped localising games from various partners it worked with before and publishers like Spike Chunsoft and NIS America have been making up for that by tackling the likes of Furyu and Aquaplus titles.

NIS America is bringing Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen to the West in 2020 on both PS4 and PS Vita but another Utawarerumono release is set for September with the PS4 action game Utawarerumono: ZAN.

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Here is everything you need to know about Utawarerumono: ZAN.

Utawarerumono: ZAN release date

As with most NIS America published titles, Utawarerumono: ZAN has a different release date depending on your region. Utawarerumono: ZAN releases on September 13 for PlayStation 4 in Europe (and digitally in India), September 10 for USA, and September 20 for Australia and New Zealand.

Utawarerumono: ZAN download size

The Utawarerumono: ZAN PS4 download size is 4.32GB.

Utawarerumono: ZAN gameplay

Unlike the previously localised Utawarerumono games that were visual novel SRPG hybrids, Utawarerumono: ZAN is a musou style brawler developed by Tamsoft for PS4. It features action gameplay with you facing off against hordes of enemies to perform various character specific skills featuring the colourful cast of the world of Utawarerumono.

Utawarerumono: ZAN platforms

While Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, Mask of Truth, and Prelude to the Fallen are for PS4 and PS Vita, Utawarerumono: ZAN is a PS4-only game.

Utawarerumono: ZAN collector’s edition contents

The collector’s edition for Utawarerumono: ZAN is the Emperor’s Edition that is NIS America store exclusive. It includes the following:

  • Utawarerumono: ZAN for PS4
  • ‘Of Masks & Melodies’ soundtrack
  • ‘Memories of War’ hardcover artbook
  • Collector’s box
  • ‘The Crafted Blade’ paper fan
  • ‘Warriors of Yamato’ mini art prints

Utawarerumono: ZAN Unmasked Edition contents

The standard or launch edition of Utawarerumono: ZAN is called the Unmasked Edition. It includes the following:

  • Utawarerumono: ZAN for PS4
  • ‘Mask of Song’ select soundtrack
  • ‘Heroes of Lore’ softcover artbook

Utawarerumono: ZAN demo details

You can download a free demo for Utawarerumono: ZAN on PSN right now. The Utawarerumono: ZAN demo download size is 1.28GB.

Does Utawarerumono: ZAN have dual audio?

Just like the earlier localised games, this release has only Japanese audio with English subtitles.

What to play before Utawarerumono: ZAN

Ideally, you should play this only after having experienced Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception since ZAN rushes through a lot of that story based on my time with the Japanese release. You can still start with this if you aren’t a fan of visual novels but it will definitely ruin some moments for Mask of Deception. This may even make you want to play the other games in the series thanks to the great cast of characters and story.

Utawarerumono: ZAN review

We will have a full review of Utawarerumono: ZAN when the embargo lifts closer to release.

Utawarerumono: ZAN releases on September 13 for PlayStation 4 in Europe (and digitally in India), September 10 for USA, and September 20 for Australia and New Zealand.

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