Nuhah! Oka’s taken over the latest edition of Famitsu!? Escape adventure and bullet hell shoot ‘em up, Yurukill: The Calumniation Games is finally released tomorrow, May 26, in Japan!
Tune in tomorrow at 20:00, May 26 (JST) as we celebrate the game’s release on niconico Live and YouTube Live via the IzanagiGames official channel!
IzanagiGames, Inc. (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and led by CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda) has announced that Keiichi Oka (Voice: Hiroki Yasumoto), one of the characters from Yurukill: The Calumniation Games, will be featured on the entire back cover of the Weekly Famitsu June 9, 2022 Issue (Published May 26) on the game’s release date in Japan: 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.
◆ Who is Keiichi Oka (Voice: Hiroki Yasumoto)?
Keiichi is a diehard fan still devoted to Hanaka despite her serving a prison sentence. He is easily excitable when it comes to Hanaka, but gentlemanly, and respectful of the distance between fan and pop star. He is taking part in the Yurukill Games to help Hanaka prove her innocence.
Keiichi Oka character intro video:
Sly Stalkers intro video:
Prisoner: Hanaka Ichirin (Voice: Miku Ito), convicted of murder—serving an 18 year prison sentence.
Executioner: Keiichi Oka (Voice: Hiroki Yasumoto), diehard fan. Believes Hanaka was falsely accused.
Message from Hiroki Yasumoto (Voice of Keiichi Oka):
◆ 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
・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 appear as Rina Azami and Binko respectively!
・Watch the developer run the gauntlet in Score Attack Mode!
・Information about the Yurukill: The Calumniation Games release
・The latest news about “Yurukill: The Calumniation Games” and much more!
◆ 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
The demo is available to download from here: https://yurukill.com/store/
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.
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