Tune in at 20:00, May 26 (JST) as we celebrate the game’s release on niconico Live and YouTube Live via the IzanagiGames official channel! Moe Iori and Sena will be cosplaying as Rina Azami and Binko respectively!
IzanagiGames, Inc. (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and led by CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda) has announced that the company will hold a live stream event to celebrate the game’s Japan release on May 26, 2022 (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.
The livestream will feature Hiroyuki Maruyama of G.rev Ltd.—developer of the game’s shoot ’em up section—running the gauntlet in Score Attack Mode, as well as the latest news from Moe Iori and Sena about the game’s release and upcoming Yurukill events. Cosplayer, radio personality, and bikini model Moe Iori is the official Yurukill ambassador. Sena is an actor known primarily for her appearances in 2.5D musicals. She starred as Binko in the Yurukill stage adaptation.
◆ About the Yurukill: The Calumniation Games Livestream on niconico Live & IzanagiGames’ official YouTube channel
Broadcast schedule: May 26, 2022 from 20:00 (JST)
Title: “Celebrating Yurukill: The Calumniation Games release with Moe Iori! Watch the dev team run the gauntlet in Score Attack Mode!”
Broadcast platforms: niconico Live & IzanagiGames’ official YouTube channel
Live stream URLs:
・niconico Live: https://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv336981412
・IzanagiGames official YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/uYwC4Wo76uA
・Moe Iori (Cosplayer/Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official ambassador)
・Sena (Actor/MC, starred as Binko in Yurukill: The Calumniation Games the stage)
・Hiroyuki Maruyama (CEO of G.rev Ltd.)
・Takashi Taniguchi (Animator and Illustrator)
・Shinsuke Umeda (Director/Producer of Yurukill: The Calumniation Games, and CEO of IzanagiGames, Inc.)
・Moe Iori and Sena cosplay as Rina Azami and Binko respectively!
・Information about the Yurukill: The Calumniation Games release
・Watch the developer run the gauntlet in Score Attack Mode!
・The latest news about “Yurukill: The Calumniation Games” and much more!
◆ Moe Iori’s profile
Moe works as a bikini model and appears in commercials, radio shows, at eSports events, on YouTube, and elsewhere. She is also a world-renowned cosplayer, especially in Asian countries, and she has over 3.25 million social media followers across multiple platforms. She has been an avid gamer for many years, and owns almost every game console you could think of, including a self-built computer, a PS5, PS4, PS3, PS2, consoles from the Xbox series, a PSP, a Switch, a N64, and a GameCube. In fact, she grew up surrounded by games—her family are such keen gamers that they hold a party every time a new Final Fantasy title is released. Overwatch (Blizzard) marked that point at which she started to get into FPS games seriously. In addition, Moe has participated in the Apex Legends Crazy Raccoon Cup on numerous occasions: both as a player and a leader.
◆ Sena’s profile
After her time as a member of a cross-dressing musical group from 2014 to 2020, Sena began to focus on her acting career. She is best known for playing Hinata Hyuga in the stage adaptation Live Spectacle “NARUTO” The Tale Of Uzumaki Naruto, Maki Oze in the Fire Force series, and Shokeika Deshi in Akudama Drive. She has also garnered attention for her performance in 2.5D musicals, in which she utilizes her exceptional acrobatic skills for action scenes. In the recent Yurukill stage adaptation, she starred as Binko and—despite her character being masked for the duration—her captivatingly peculiar and expressive performance captured the public’s interest. She will be performing in the stage play Requiem of the Rose King that runs from June 10 through 19 at the Nippon Seinenkan Hall.
◆ Hiroyuki Maruyama’s profile
CEO of G.rev Ltd. Maruyama established G.rev in 2000 after working in development at a major arcade game company. Since then he has worked on countless shoot ‘em up titles including WarTech: Senko no Ronde, Mamorukun Curse!, and Under Defeat. He handled planning and direction for Yurukill: The Calumniation Games’ shoot ‘em up sections.
◆ Takashi Taniguchi’s profile
Animator and Illustrator. His self-produced cartoons, including Mr. Ando of the Woods, Mukidashi no Mitsuko, and Oshirimaeman, all of which were written, illustrated, edited, voiced, and sung by himself, have become something of a cult hit on YouTube. Since then, he has branched out to work on anime titles including TV Tokyo’s Pikotaro No Lullaby Lullaby and TVQ Kyushu’s Duppys Weather Forecast, as well as online adverts for Fuji TV’s drama Ōoku and Kao’s Essential hair care series.
*Guests and live stream content subject to change.
◆ Yurukill: The Calumniation Games demo is now availble to download in Japan!
・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
My Nintendo Store: https://store-jp.nintendo.com/list/software/70010000043255.html
PlayStation Store (PS4): https://store.playstation.com/ja-jp/product/JP6079-CUSA33105_00-YURUKILLJDEMOPS4
PlayStation Store (PS5): https://store.playstation.com/ja-jp/product/JP6079-PPSA07189_00-YURUKILLJDEMOPS5
The demo is available to download from the Yurukill: The Calumniation Games product page on the Nintendo eShop, My Nintendo Store, and PlayStation Store.
◆ 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
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!)
Demo release date for PS4®, PS5®, Nintendo Switch™: 4/28/2022 (Asia region)
Scheduled release date for PS4®, PS5®, Nintendo Switch™: 5/26/2022 (Asia region)
Publisher: IzanagiGames, Inc.
Platforms (Scheduled): PS4®, PS5®, Nintendo Switch™, Steam®
Recommended retail price: 7,678 JPY (inc. 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
・IzanagiGames’ official Twitter account
・IzanagiGames’ official YouTube channel
・Izanagi Z Store (the official IzanagiGames merchandise site)
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