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Meg’s Monster: Odencat’s most ambitious game to launch on March 2nd worldwide

After Bear’s Restaurant and Fishing Paradiso, Odencat Games are back on Nintendo Switch with their most ambitious game to date: Meg’s Monster. After +2 years of development, this retro turn-based JRPG finally has a release date: March 2nd, with North America, Europe, and Japan all getting it on the same day.

Meg’s Monster is now available for digital pre-order worldwide. The game costs $14.99 / 14.99€ / £12.79 / 1 650 Yen, but with a 10% off discount ($13.49 / 13.49€ / £11.51 / 1 485 Yen) running until March 8th.

To celebrate the announcement, Odencat shared a new trailer for the game:

And here’s some details and some screenshots:

Innovative Battle System

Meg’s Monster chronicles the story of two very unlikely friends, encased in a unique, raw, scripted, turn-based battle system in which the player controls a nigh-invincible monster who must defeat enemies while also protecting a fragile human child with strange apocalyptic powers—because if she cries, the whole world dies.

Monster World

Meg, the human child, (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.

Meg’s Monster’s retro style and simplicity in presentation quickly unfolds into a challenging, amusing and must-play RPG. The narrative quickly pulls the player into the story whilst at the same time giving a real empathy for the main and central characters. Over 50,000 words of dialogue give a rich and compelling narrative to the many battles that will ensue as you venture forth.  Each battle comes with its own unique mechanics and minigames to master as you duke it out while protecting and keeping Meg happy with her favourite toys. Yes, keeping Meg calm and happy is just one underlying factor, and a nice toy will achieve this, but it’s not that simple!

Battle Away  – Watch your HP!!!

Roy, the monster, has 99999 HP and is almost invincible (as in almost every enemy can’t kill him; think Saitama from One Punch Man). However, when he takes damage, the other protagonist, Meg, takes emotional and mental damage since she is a child and can’t bear to see Roy getting hurt. If her mental gauge reaches zero, she’ll cry and the world ends. This means that players will need to balance Meg’s mood, as well as defeating enemies that want to destroy them. Roy will need to use toys to keep Meg happy and prevent her from crying.

Majestic Sound and Music

Acclaimed Monster Hunter, Hi-Fi Rush, 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 soundtrack has much to offer.

😭Hear the CRY and the world will DIE!☠️🌎

Meg’s Monster (Switch – eShop) comes out on March 2nd worldwide.

Source: Odencat PR (21/02/2023) / Nintendo


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