Tears to Tiara 2 picks up where the sequel left off with the same world and characters. Fans who played the first game will be pleased with the connections between games. Originally, the Tears to Tiara series was thought of as a trilogy so there is a rough outline for the overarching story. The game has a mix of 2D graphics for story scenes and a 3D map where you can see a character’s head and body during battles.
Also coming to PlayStation 3 is another version of To Heart 2. The romance novel has been upgraded with motion portraits and other features in To Heart 2 DX Plus. This title is slated for release in Japan this summer. Release windows for Utawarerumono 2 and Tears to Tiara 2 was not announced.
Update: Details about Utawarerumono 2 are out and Tatsuki Amazuyu is leading its development. The sequel takes place in the same world, but stars a new protagonist. The lead character begins the game with amnesia.