Tokyo-based developer Onion Games – who previously worked on games like The little story of the king, Chibi-Robo! and even Super Mario RPG – has announced its cult classic ‘anti-RPG’ Moon will be released at the Switch eShop (here in the west) next month on August 27 with $ 18.99 / € 15.99 / € 14.49.
This is the first time the game has been released in English since its initial PlayStation debut in 1997. The title was already released on Switch in Japan last year and went straight to number one on eShop download charts. It ended as the seventh best-selling match overall in 2019 at the Japanese eShop. Here is the full summary from the official PR:
One night, under the silver light of a full moon, a young boy is suddenly sucked through his TV and into a video – a classic JRPG called “Moon World”. Following closely the brave hero of the game, the boy begins his journey to recover the lost moonlight in the world by collecting “Love”.
As the hero of the World Moon plunders and his levels dropping monsters for experience points – you know, as the heroes do – the boy releases their souls and collects their “Love”. The moon is not a game where you fight to flatten – your progress comes by collecting lost “Love”!
As you explore the world, you will meet a crazy cast of weird and wonderful NPCs. Observe their strange habits and daily routines by visiting them at different times and days of the week, and learn their secrets to discover “Love” even more lost!
Moon is a game for the return of those [RPG] trumpets upside down, and seeing what really happens behind the scenes of your favorite RPG video games.
Will you try this cult class when it arrives next month? Leave a comment below.