IMPORT SPOTLIGHTS: Sega's new project - Utagumi 575
Project 575 is Sega's new media franchise with releases in anime, iOS games and a new game for the Vita! All of these entities are based on the budding friendship between two girls and their foray into a completely untouched gaming theme: the Japanese Haiku!
Utagumi 575 is a game that creates new ground for a genre; by taking literary sensibilities and mixing it with popular Japanese music, the Haiku - a Japanese poetic form that follows the strict rule of 3 lines following 5 to 7 to 5 syllables per line - a new style of gameplay is invented. Instead of the formulaic approach of only matching button presses to various tempo based patterns, Utagumi 575 incorporates this with a hiragana guessing game. The result for players is that after fulfilling the correct cadence requirements, a prompt for missing Japanese characters appears, and these are filled in by paying attention to the phrase be displayed, the context of the song, and rules of a Haiku.
While this may sound complicated, the intuitive user interface makes it easy to instantly transition into this new style of play. In fact, any one who is familiar with games like Hatsune Miku Project Diva F or any Vocaloid games for that matter will feel right at home, as many aspects of this game are developed by Vocaloid contemporaries; aside from gameplay differences, there will definitely be a robust selection of songs.
Graphically, everything is designed with a strong anime influence; from cinematic cutscenes, gameplay and animated movies, everything moves with the fluidity appropriate to a new flagship franchise. It is extremely easy to be charmed by the distinct personalities of protagonists Azuki and Matcha; the former is a free spirited girl who moves and attracts those around her with a vivacious energy and the latter being one of independent though and introspective charisma.
As the first product of Sega's Project 575, this game can be recommended to music, anime and even Japanese literature fans! Look forward to this title's release slated for January 23rd, 2014.
- Azuki and Matcha Charm Straps
- 2 Replica Student Cards
- 1 Limited Edition Vita Case
- 1 Limited Edition Cartridge Case
- Utagumi 575 Software
|Utagumi 575||JPN||US$ 45.99||1w|
|Utagumi 575 [Premium Pack Limited Edition]||JPN||US$ 64.99||24h|
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