Yurukill: The Calumniation Games is now out in Japan as of today, May 26 (JST)! Also announcing two celebratory events in collaboration with 4Gamer.net: the first round of our Score Attack Caravan competition, and our Character Popularity Poll!
Tune in today at 20:00, May 26 (JST) as we celebrate the game’s release on niconico Live and YouTube Live via the IzanagiGames official channel! Details about the Yurukill & 4Gamer.net collaboration events will be announced during the live stream!
Participate in the Yurukill & 4Gamer.net collaboration events—the first round of our Score Attack Caravan competition, and our Character Popularity Poll—for your chance to win some great prizes! Up for grabs in the Score Attack Caravan are a Yurukill original trophy, drinking glasses, and Score Attack certificates showing your username and rank, and 5,000 JPY Amazon Gift Cards!
IzanagiGames, Inc. (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and led by CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda) has announced that escape adventure and bullet hell shoot ‘em up Yurukill: The Calumniation Games has been released today, May 26, 2022 (JST) in Japan. Yurukill 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.
To celebrate the game’s release, we are holding a Score Attack Caravan competition and Character Popularity Poll in collaboration with 4Gamer.net.
・Yurukill & 4Gamer.net collaboration events
・Event period: From 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 18:59 (JST)
▷ Yurukill Score Attack Caravan Round 1：https://yurukill.com/yurukill_score_attack_caravan_01/
▷ Yurukill Character Popularity Poll:：https://yurukill.com/popularity_contest/
◆ Yurukill Score Attack Caravan Round 1 details
Event period: From 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 18:59 (JST)
We will be awarding prizes to the top 100 players in the overall Stage 1 Score Attack ranking* in the retail version of Yurukill. Players must contact us via the winners’ entry form (to be prepared at a later date).
*IzanagiGames will calculate the overall score ranking by combining the Stage 1 Score Attack leaderboards from all three platforms (PS4®, PS5®, and Nintendo Switch™).
1st place: Yurukill original trophy, Yurukill original drinking glass, Score Attack certificate (with winner’s username and ranking), 5,000 JPY Amazon Gift Card
2nd to 10th: Yurukill original drinking glass, Score Attack certificate (with winner’s username and ranking), 5,000 JPY Amazon Gift Card
11th to 30th: Yurukill original drinking glass, Score Attack certificate (with ranking), 1,000 JPY Amazon Gift Card
31st to 100th: Score Attack certificate (with ranking), 1,000 JPY Amazon Gift Card
◇ How to participate
① Play Stage 1 of the retail version of Yurukill: the Calumniation Games’ Score Attack mode.
② After the tally closes on June 30, the final results of the overall ranking will be announced via the special event section of the official Yurukill website. The winners’ entry form will be available for players who place in the top 100. Players hoping to receive a prize will be asked to confirm their rank on the event section, and fill out and submit the entry form.
◇ Important notes
・Score Attack mode is unlocked after progressing to a certain point in the Main Story.
・Any character, difficulty, or platform can be used. If you’re confident in your shoot ‘em up skills, we recommend you give “HELL” a try!
・Please make sure to enable score syncing with the online ranking system to ensure your score is recorded.
・You may participate as many times as you like during the period, but the ranking will be finalized as of June 30, 2022 at 18:59 (JST).
Please visit the special event page on the official website to see details, tips, rules and regulations.：https://yurukill.com/yurukill_score_attack_caravan_01/
*The event will be run by IzanagiGames Inc. Amazon will not accept or respond to any inquiries concerning the event. Please contact IzanagiGames via email (email@example.com)
* “Amazon”, “Amazon.co.jp” and their logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates.
◆ Yurukill Character Popularity Poll event details
Event period: From 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 18:59 (JST)
One winner will be selected from those who fulfill the application requirements to receive an autographed poster signed by the entire cast of voice actors from the game.
◇ How to participate
① Click “vote here” on the special event page on the Yurukill website.
The “Popularity Poll” page:
② Tweet with hashtags #ユルキル (#Yurukill) #ユルキル人気投票 (#YurukillPopularityPoll)
③ Vote for your favorite character via the voting form.
◇ Important notes
* Please carefully read the instructions on the official website and voting form before participating.
* Voting is limited to 1 vote per person.
* After the entry period has closed, we will draw the winners and contact them via DM on the Yurukill official Twitter.
*If your account is set to “private,” your entry will not be counted.
・ 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:
・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!
・Watch the developer run the gauntlet in Score Attack Mode!
・Live painting with Takashi Taniguchi!
・Information about the Yurukill: The Calumniation Games release
・The latest news about “Yurukill: The Calumniation Games” 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
・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)
Release date for PS4®, PS5®, Nintendo Switch™: 5/26/2022 (Asia region)
Publisher: IzanagiGames, Inc.
Platforms: PS4®, PS5®, Nintendo Switch™, Steam® (Scheduled)
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 )
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