Uppers, the beat ’em up produced by Marvelous and directed by Kenichiro Takaki, is drawing ever closer to its Japanese release date, meaning more and more details are starting to creep out. The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has revealed the voice cast and all-new characters set to feature in the Vita-exclusive action game.

We now have the voice talent behind the previously announced characters:

  • Ranma Kamashiro (voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka)
  • Michiru Sakurai (voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama)
  • Tenmei Sanada (voiced by Masaki Terasoma)
  • Hagi Shiraishi (voiced by Yuuto Suzuki)
  • Seiya Koyanagi (voiced by Takuya Eguchi)
  • Junya Koyanagi (voiced by Shinobu Matsumoto)
  • Liu Wuchang (voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi)
  • Shion Ukyo (voiced by Atsushi Imaruoka)
  • Max Guren Heart (voiced by Taishi Nakagawa)

The brand-new characters revealed by Famitsu, as translated by Gematsu:

  • Kaiji Kujou (voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda) – “A man who developed a resort island all on his own.”
  • Hiroshi Kanemaru (voiced by Yoji Ueda) – “An old drunk who works in the finance business.”
  • Nicole (voice actress TBA) – “A mysterious girl who wears a cat-ear hoodie.”

Additional characters have been announced that are integral in the delivery of Uppers‘ story. A mysterious group called “Queen” is to feature in the game, consisting of eight ladies:

  • Matsuko Uchida (voiced by Miduki Hamada)
  • Luna Yurikawa (voiced by Yurika Kubo)
  • Yuma Momosaki (voiced by Hisako Kanemoto)
  • Cattleya (voiced by Natsue Sasamoto)
  • Amane Sakurai (voiced by Minori Chihara)
  • Fuuka Kujo (voiced by Reina Ueda)
  • Karen Takehayashi (voiced by Ai Kakuma)
  • Serina Baikouen (voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi)

A store-exclusive purchase bonus has also been announced by Marvelous. Senran Kagura collaboration content “Kagura T-Shirt & Thong Bikini Set” will be included in these orders.

Uppers is to release April 21st in Japan, retailing at 6980 yen. A Western release has yet to be announced.

  • Lester Paredes

    I’d sure like to see a western release. Otherwise, I’ll have to import it. I hate importing japanese games… not because they aren’t fun, but because I’d like to play the game without having to google translate it every few seconds to minutes, depending on the game, of course.

  • Kaboom

    C’mon western release! You did SK, you did Onechanbara, surely this isn’t too far out of reach!