Everything you should know about Dokapon Up Mugen no Roulette, the super cute PS4 Switch Utawarerumono board game that’ll probably never leave Japan.
Aquaplus revealed a bunch more of details and screenshots on Dokapon Up Mugen no Roulette, the new Utawarerumono board game. We detailed everything below.
The Dokapon series features Sugoroku with RPG elements and started on Super Famicom in 1993. It’s nicknamed by some in Japan “Destroy Your Friendships: The Game”.
Dokanpon Up Mugen no Roulette is a joint venture between Aquaplus who makes the Utawarerumono series, and Sting who develops the Dokapon series.
Dokanpon Up Mugen no Roulette’s main story mode will be fully voiced, and multiple characters artwork have been revealed so far:
The official site includes profiles for the characters too, though it doesn’t say anything particularly interesting if you already know the Utawarerumono series and clicked on this article in the first place. So we won’t be translating them. It’s basic info on how the characters met each other and their initial relationship at the beginning of the respective games they’re from.
What’s important to note is Haku will be voiced in the game by Keiji Fujiwara, who sadly passed away in April 2020. Japanese games record their dubbing very early in development, so this isn’t surprising. He also voiced a character in the freshly released Fairy Tail RPG by Gust.
Over on Twitter, Aquaplus President Naoya Shimokawa confirmed this will be the final time Keiji Fujiwara voices Haku, meaning future Utawarerumono related games will replace him with a new seiyuu:
— 下川 直哉 Aquaplus (@AP_shimokawa) August 5, 2020
Seeing Dokapon Up Mugen no Roulette launches on December 10, 2020, it’s likely it’ll be the final posthumous work of Keiji Fujiwara overall. Another iconic personality tied with the Utawarerumono series, composer Michio Kinugasa, also passed away recently.
Dokapon Up Mugen no Roulette has a story mode, will let you play against friends and family offline, and most notably has an online battle mode, a first for the Dokapon series on consoles.
A Limited Edition will be releasing as well, including an artbook, an OST CD, 2 acrylic key chains (Haku and Kuon), and a DLC code to unlock Anju Battle Version a a playable character.
This DLC code will be included in first-print copies too. It’ll also be distributed to those who buy the game digitally during a certain time-frame after release.
Additional screenshots from the game are included below. It looks like a typical Dokapon game or any board game from Mario Party to Dragon Quest x Final Fantasy Itadaki Street. Except it’s Utawarerumono and includes RPG elements.
Lastly, the game’s shop-specific preorder bonuses were revealed. As usual these are sexual fanservice oriented so be careful. We included those with original artwork in the gallery below. Note that some of these bonuses are also alternative costume colors as DLC codes. There are accessories to decorate the playable characters with too. You can check the shop’s full list on the official site. If you’re planning to import I’m sure you’re grown-up enough to handle all that yourself.
The remake of the first game, Utawarerumono Prelude to The Fallen, is currently available in English on PS4 and PS Vita. Its supposed to release on Steam at some point. The second and third games, Utawarerumono Mask of Deception, and Utawarerumono Mask of Truth, are available in English on the same platforms. There’s also the action RPG spinoff Utawarerumono Zan, which is loosely based on Mask of Deception. It’s only in English on PS4 for now.
All the Utawarerumono main games are localized now. However, this is a niche within a niche so it’s likely Dokapon Up Mugen no Roulette will stay in Japan. That would be a huge shame though seeing how cute the game looks.
Dokapon Up Mugen no Roulette is coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on December 10, 2020 in Japan. This Utawarerumono party game was first announced in early August via Famitsu.
Aquaplus previously mentioned multiple Utawarerumono console games are in development following the launch of mobile gacha game Utawarerumono Lost Flag.
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