Both Volume 1 and 2 of Yurukill: The Calumniation Games light novel feature cover illustrations from Hiro Kiyohara—character designer for the game itself.
IzanagiGames, Inc. (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and led by CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda) has announced the light novel adaptation of Yurukill, along with the concurrent release of Volume 1 and 2 by KADOKAWA CORPORATION (Chiyoda-ku, Japan, and led by CEO Takeshi Natsuno) on May 30, 2022 in Japan. Retail site pre-orders are open as of April 15, with Gamers and Animate offering store-exclusive bonus gifts (Japan only).
Escape adventure and bullet hell shoot ‘em up, Yurukill: The Calumniation Games is based on an original story by Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler author, Homura Kawamoto and features a scenario by Hikaru Muno. The game’s shoot ‘em up sections were developed by G.rev.
◇ Yurukill: The Calumniation Games light novel Volume 1 and 2 overview
Yurukill: The Calumniation Games Volume 1
Yurukill: The Calumniation Games Volume 2
Release date: May 30, 2022 (only available in Japan)
Retail price: 1,430 yen (Inc. tax)
Author: Hikaru Muno
Illustrator: Hiro Kiyohara
Editorial Supervision: IzanagiGames
◇ Retailers and pre-order websites
・Volume 1: https://www.gamers.co.jp/pn/pd/10601372/
・Volume 2: https://www.gamers.co.jp/pn/pd/10601373/
Gamers store-exclusive bonus: Original photos
Animate store-exclusive bonus: 6 sets of profile cards (with the purchase of both Volume 1 and 2)
*Please be aware that there are a limited number of store-exclusive bonus gifts available.
◆ 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 teaser trailer
・ Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official Twitter account (@yurukill)
・Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official website
・Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official site store page
The Yurukill: The Calumniation Games Japanese physical edition early purchase bonus Drama CD features the whole cast of 12 incredibly talented voice actors, and a script penned by Homura Kawamoto and Hikaru Muno. The Drama CD showcases over 50 minutes of extra audio prequel content, allowing players to delve behind the scenes of the main story. In addition to the early purchase bonus, store-exclusive bonuses are available to customers who purchase the game from Amazon.co.jp, Sofmap, Rakuten Books, Stella Worth, AmiAmi, Gamers or WonderGoo.
◆ Yurukill: The Calumniation Games Japanese physical edition early purchase bonus Drama CD sample video:
*Please note that there are a limited number of early purchase and store-specific bonuses available.
◆ 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.
◆ Game overview
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 for PS4®, PS5®, Nintendo Switch™: 5/26/2022 (Japanese version)
Publisher: IzanagiGames, Inc.
Platforms (Scheduled): PS4®, PS5®, Nintendo Switch™, Steam®
Scheduled retail price: 7,678 yen (6,980 yen before tax)
Copyright notice: (c)IzanagiGames, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
◆ About IzanagiGames
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. IzanagiGames has released titles including Death Come True and World’s End Club on a variety of different platforms worldwide.
・IzanagiGames’ official website
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・IzanagiGames’ official YouTube channel
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