IzanagiGames has unveiled the key visual for the escape adventure and bullet hell shoot ‘em up game, Yurukill: The Calumniation Games, which is due for release in spring 2022. The key art is designed by the game’s character designer: manga artist and illustrator, Hiro Kiyohara (“Valkyria Revolution”).
IzanagiGames, Inc. (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and led by CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda) has unveiled the key visual for the escape adventure and bullet hell shoot ‘em up game, Yurukill: The Calumniation Games, which is due for release in spring 2022. The key art is designed by the game’s character designer: manga artist and illustrator, Hiro Kiyohara (“Valkyria Revolution”).
IzanagiGames has announced their participation in TGS2021! Their special program will air from 23:00 on September 30, 2021 (JST) and the “Yurukill: the Calumniation Games” Demo Booth will be up and running from Thursday September 30 to Sunday October 3, 2021!
◆ TGS2021 ONLINE IzanagiGames’ official program
Date: From 23:00 to 23:50 on Thursday, September 30, 2021 (JST)
TGS official website special program URL:
Provisional title: “Yurukill: the Calumniation Games” special program! IzanagiGames from Monzen-nakacho, Tokyo has something exciting in the works!
Provisional content: Hey, did you hear that IzanagiGames is going to be making an announcement about their brand new project!? We’ve got the latest Yurukill: the Calumniation Games information and footage! There also might just be an exciting new announcement about something in the works towards the end of the program—guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat!
◆TGS2021 ONLINE IzanagiGames exhibition
Date: Thursday September 30 to Sunday October 3, 2021
Location: Makuhari Messe Hall8 401 (Immediate left from the north entrance)
Details: In our quest to provide opportunities for exceptional Japanese creators and developers to excel, IzanagiGames has all kinds of exciting new ventures in the works.
[Regarding interviews during the event]
Date #1: 23:00 – 23:50 on Thursday, September 30, 2021 (JST) before and after IzanagiGames’ special program
Venue: Live studio in Makuhari Messe
Details: Interview about “Yurukill: The Calumniation Games” and the TGS special program with IzanagiGames CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda and other program cast members
Date #2: 10:00 – 17:00 from Thursday, September 30 to Sunday, October 3, 2021 (JST)
Venue: IzanagiGames’ booth at Hall8 401 in Makuhari Messe
Details: “Yurukill: The Calumniation Games” latest demo, interview with IzanagiGames CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda regarding “Yurukill: The Calumniation Games” and other new projects from IzanagiGames
◆About Yurukill: The Calumniation Games
An escape adventure and bullet hell shoot ‘em up game based on an original story by Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler author, Homura Kawamoto, with a scenario by his younger brother, Hikaru Muno. Features character design from Hiro Kiyohara, known for his work on Valkyria Revolution, and a soundtrack from Yuko Komiyama, who worked on the Monster Hunter series. The shoot ‘em up elements were developed by veteran studio, G.Rev.
・ Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official Twitter account
・Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official website
◆Homura Kawamoto’s profile
Homura Kawamoto made his debut with “Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler” in 2014, in the magazine Gangan Joker. The Kakegurui series, including spin-offs, has sold over 6.2 million copies, and has been adapted into a variety of projects including anime, movies, and games. Kawamoto has worked on original scenarios and planning for numerous titles, such as “The War of Greedy Witches,” and “Greatest M” (co-written with Hikaru Muno). He has also passed the national bar exam in Japan.
◆Hikaru Muno’s profile
Hikaru Muno is the younger brother of Homura Kawamoto, and made his debut with a job search manual called “Bonjin Naitei Senryaku” (Job Hunting Strategies for Average People) in 2012. He has worked on numerous projects including original scenarios for comics, novels, how-to-books, board games, and is the author of the Kakegurui series’ light novels, “Kakegurui Trip” and “Kakegurui Joker.” He has also worked on “Build Divide” and “High Card” (both co-written with Homura Kawamoto) and a board game called “Hen-na Kanji” (Strange Chinese Characters).
◆ Hiro Kiyohara’s profile
Hiro Kiyohara is a manga artist and illustrator. He is best known for the comic version of “Another,” among other titles. He has worked on illustration for a range of novels, including “All-Round Appraiser Q” and the “Detective versus Detectives” series. He is a character designer for the PS4 game “Valkyria Revolution” and is currently writing the manga series “The Decagon House Murders” for the monthly manga magazine, Monthly Afternoon.
Title: Yurukill: The Calumniation Games
Original story/ scenario: Homura Kawamoto (Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler)/ Hikaru Muno
Producer/ Director: Shinsuke Umeda (Death Come True)
Character design: Hiro Kiyohara (Valkyria Revolution)
Soundtrack: Yuko Komiyama (Monster Hunter series)
Genre: Escape adventure and bullet hell shoot ‘em up
Shoot ‘em up part development: G.Rev (Mamorukun Curse!)
Scheduled release date: Spring, 2022
Publisher: IzanagiGames, Inc.
Platforms (Scheduled): PS4®, PS5®, Nintendo Switch™, Steam®
Retail price: TBC
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IzanagiGames is headquartered in Koto-ku, Tokyo. The company produces interactive entertainment experiences, with a focus on console games, and is geared towards directly accessing the global games market with titles made in collaboration with Japanese creators. By expanding the company’s range of fund procurement, IzanagiGames aims to provide opportunities for exceptional creators to make new IPs and games which are then delivered as entertainment experiences to fans across the world.
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