If you’re a visual novel buff, a turn-based strategy fan, a PlayStation Vita warrior, or a deadly mix of all three, you probably know about the Utawarerumono series. The iconic story-driven Aquaplus tactics series about a man waking up in a strange land with a mysterious mask on his face spent years being exclusively available in Japan before the PlayStation Vita sequels eventually came to the west. Today, all three main titles are playable on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, but there isn’t so much as a hint of any of these titles coming to Nintendo Switch any time soon. That’s why the news of Dokapon Up! Mugen no Roulette, a comedy-focused Utawarerumono spinoff, coming to Nintendo Switch is a little awkward.
Being developed by Aquaplus for the Nintendo Switch, Dokapon Up! Mugen no Roulette is actually a crossover with another series of games that’s far more well known in Japan than in the west. This title mixes Utawarerumono with the board game RPG stylings of Dokapon, a long-running series that has seen a pair of localized entries by Atlus on the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS. Not much is known about this crossover yet, but it’s supposed to be a comedic, silly story featuring iconic Utawarerumono characters like Hakuoro, Eruru, Haku, Kuon, and Anju.
Dokapon Up! Mugen no Roulette is set to release in Japan on Nintendo Switch on December 10, but a localization has yet to be announced.