NIS America has announced that the side scrolling RPG The Cruel King and the Great Hero is coming to PS4 and Switch, with a release expected in early 2022. Players will be taking on the role of a young girl call Yuu as she traverses quite a dangerous world. However, she is not alone as she is accompanied by a dragon called The Cruel King. This dragon was defeated by Yuu’s father in battle, but they became friends and Yuu’s father asked the Cruel King to watch over her. This seems like it will be one of those games with a sad ending considering the tag line is, “This is the story of how one day, you will defeat me…”
The features of The Cruel King and The Great Hero include:
Allies in Adventure – No challenge is too great with your mighty protector waiting in the wings. Fight monsters and navigate perilous environments—with an occasional helping hand, of course!
A Living Storybook – With a charming soundtrack, artistic inspirations drawn from childhood storybooks, and classic 2D scroller visuals, this adventure is as much a treat to play as it is to look at.
Heroic Discoveries – Collect hiddens items throughout the land to unlock goodies in the in-game gallery, including character profiles and behind-the-scenes illustrations!
The style does evoke the image of fairy tales and other sidescroller RPGs like Ubisoft’s Child of Light. We shall see if The Cruel King and The Great Hero will manage to hit similar highs of that game.
Source: Official Site