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Yurukill: The Calumniation Games Switch/PS4/PS5 Asia region demo to be released on April 28 (JST)! Also announcing the broadcast of a live playthrough of the demo with official Yurukill ambassador, Moe Iori, on April 22 (JST)!

The live demo playthrough will start at 20:00, April 22 (JST) on niconico Live and the official IzanagiGames YouTube channel!

IzanagiGames, Inc. (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and led by CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda) has announced the release of the Yurukill Asia region demo for Nintendo Switch™, PS4®, and PS5® on April 28 (JST). 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.

◆ About the Yurukill: The Calumniation Games demo

・Available on Nintendo Switch™, PS4®, and PS5® digital storefronts

・Players can enjoy the entirety of the introductory first chapter of the story

・Save data can be transferred to the retail version of the game

To celebrate the premiere of the Yurukill stage adaptation on April 23, along with the demo release announcement, we will be holding a live demo playthrough event, featuring official Yurukill ambassador Moe Iori, on April 22 from 20:00 (JST).

◆ About the live demo playthrough

Broadcast schedule: April 22, from 20:00 (JST)

Title: Yurukill: The Calumniation Games Live Demo Playthrough with Moe Iori!

Broadcast platforms: niconico Live/IzanagiGames official YouTube channel

Live stream URLs:

・niconico Live: https://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv336524891

・IzanagiGames official YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/IBs_P7NzOOE

Scheduled appearances:

・Moe Iori (Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official ambassador)

・Shinsuke Umeda (Director/Producer)

・Takashi Taniguchi (Animator and Illustrator)

Event details:

・A complete playthrough of the demo, courtesy of Moe Iori

・A roundup of the latest Yurukill: The Calumniation Games news・The latest information on the eve of the premiere (April 23 (JST)) of “Yurukill: The Calumniation Games the stage” and much more!

*Guests and live stream content subject to change.

◆ 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

https://youtu.be/2s_5_cbkqw8

・ Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official Twitter account (@yurukill)

https://twitter.com/yurukill

Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official website

https://yurukill.com/en/

・Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official site store page

https://yurukill.com/store/

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:

https://youtu.be/dQ17YMzUqDs

*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

Director/Producer: 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

https://izanagigames.co.jp/

・IzanagiGames’ official Twitter account

https://twitter.com/izanagigames

・IzanagiGames’ official YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/c/IzanagiGamesChannel

・Izanagi Z Store (the official IzanagiGames merchandise site)

https://izanagi.official.ec/

・“PlayStation”, “PS4”, and “PS5” are registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. 

・Steam is a trademark of Valve Corporation.

・Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo.