Adventure RPG “Meg’s Monster” Coming this Fall to Switch, Steam PC
Japanese indie developer Odencat recently announced that their upcoming family-friendly RPG Meg’s Monster has been slightly delayed, and it is now slated for a 2023 release on both Nintendo Switch and Steam.
Perhaps to make up for the delay, Odencat has also announced that Meg’s Monster will be taking part in Steam Next Fest starting on 3 October, and that a free demo of the game can be played right now (also via Steam).
Meg’s Monster is a narrative-driven adventure featuring turn-based battles and a throwback pixelated art style. The game tells the story of two unlikely friends, one a “nigh-invincible monster” and the other a “fragile human child with strange apocalyptic powers—because ‘if she cries, the whole world dies.’” (Editor’s note: I’m pretty sure I’d cure that problem with a bullet)
Here’s the official breakdown of Meg’s Monster from Odencat:
When a lost little girl named Meg (whose tears just so happen to hold the power to bring forth the apocalypse) winds up in a world full of mutants and monsters who eat humans for breakfast, it’s up to a hulking brute named Roy and his pal Golan to help her make it back home. As they scour the Underworld for clues regarding her mother’s whereabouts, the trio will slowly warm up to one another, while also uncovering some truly astonishing secrets about their world and themselves.
Starting the game off already maxed out at 99,999 HP, Roy is virtually invincible on his own. But with Meg added into the mix, he’ll have to also be careful not to let any of the tricksy monsters they encounter lay a finger on her, or do anything that might make her cry—because if she does, it’s game over for everyone. The system itself is a relatively simple turn-based affair, but each battle comes with its own unique mechanics and minigames to master as you duke it out while protecting and keeping her happy with her favorite toys.
Denizens of the Underworld
Over the course of their journey together, Roy and Meg will encounter a host of quirky and colorful characters, all lovingly rendered in Odencat’s trademark vibrant pixel aesthetic that makes even scary monsters look cute. Whether it’s small-time thugs looking to gobble Meg up themselves, or a human who’s defied the odds and managed to survive in this harsh environment for years, or the distinguished members of the High Underworld Council, there’s plenty of drama and intrigue to be found here—and even previously defeated enemies can be befriended through optional sub-events.
A Feast for the Ears
With music and sound design by acclaimed Monster Hunter and Atelier Ryza 2 composer Reo Uratani, and a main theme featuring ethereal, otherworldly lyrics written and performed by Laura Shigihara of Plants vs Zombies™, To the Moon, Rakuen, and Deltarune fame, Meg’s Monster is set to have Odencat’s most impressive and ambitious soundtrack yet.
Meg’s Monster is planned to release for Nintendo Switch and Steam PC sometime in 2023.
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