Nayuta Studio has released gameplay footage of its new horror game Utsuromayu (tentative title), which is currently in development. The footage shows the player walk through a deserted country town, as well as explore a dilapidated, old mansion. The game is due out in 2023 for PC (Steam).
Utsuromayu is set in the Japanese countryside. A certain event prompts the protagonist to visit their mother’s hometown for the first time in around ten years. However, as the sun sets, the feelings of nostalgia are transformed into those of terror.
At the beginning of the newly revealed footage, we see the protagonist walk by a deserted bus stop and store. In front of the store is an old-fashioned arcade game, where the objective is to flick a coin into the goal. It appears to serve as a playable minigame that requires you to pull levers on the side of the machine to flick the coin back and forth.
The second half of the video briefly shows the protagonist exploring a mansion at night before it shifts to what seems to be that same mansion in ruins. The game looks like it’s shaping up to be an immersive horror experience that will make you suddenly want to check if something is creeping up behind you.
In a past tweet, UTUTUYA mentioned that the game will include puzzle-solving elements. It seems the puzzle solving will also incorporate hints that help unravel the mysteries behind the game’s story.
Nayuta Studio is a Japanese game development team composed of two members. They previously developed the 3D adventure game Cineris Somnia, which was released in 2018. UTUTUYA, one of the members, also sells Japanese-themed 3D models, like inns and schools, on the Unity Asset Store.
Written by. Marco Farinaccia based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2023-02-27 08:39 JST)