Failbetter Games announce new romantic visual novel Mask Of The Rose

It’s time to head back to 1862, and date some people who may well be murderers. Failbetter Games have announced Mask Of The Rose, a romantic visual novel set in the Fallen London universe. It’s a prequel to all of Failbetter’s games, including Fallen London itself, as well as Sunless Sea and Sunless Skies, and follows a group of lodgers in a boarding house just months after Victorian London has gone underground. Ah, trapped in a creepy underground building together, what better place for love to blossom, eh?

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very good) gothic RPGs set in the same universe. Mask Of The Rose will take players back to when London first fell, however, letting us see what the world was like after the main event first kicked off.

“Players will get to spend more up-close and personal time with a few well-known characters and play through a story that’s more centered on individual relationships,” Short added. “We’re building a story that doesn’t require any prior knowledge of the setting, but still has secrets that may surprise veterans.”

Failbetter are setting up a Kickstarter campaign to fund Mask Of The Rose next year, and they plan on releasing it in 2022.

They mention they’re working on another new game, too, which will take place in a new setting. They’re quiet on the rest of the details, though, so we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out more.