One of the most inspiring anti-RPGs you’ve probably never heard of will be making its last North American debut next month. Reimagined for the Nintendo Switch, MOON will finally be available in English thanks to a remake by indie developer Onion Games in Tokyo.
More than a fever dream, MOON is a very avant-garde RPG about everything an RPG takes for granted. Why can the hero just break into someone’s house and rob their closets without punishment? What happens to all those thousands of innocent monsters that are killed just for a piece of cloth and some experience points?
MOON is a game where you turn those tropics upside down and see what really happens behind the scenes of your favorite RPG video games.
One night, under the silvery light of a full moon, a young boy is suddenly sucked through his TV and brought in a video game – a classic JRPG called “Moon World”. The boy follows the brave hero of the game and begins his own journey to restore the vanished moonlight of the world by collecting ‘Love’. As the hero of Moon World loots and levels up by taking down monsters for experience points – you know, like heroes do – the boy lets go of their soul and collects their “love”. MOON is not a game in which you fight to level up – your own progress comes from 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 even more lost “love”!
Conquer a game with a clear conscience in this anti-RPG! Save the souls from the monsters! Follow the real-time daily life of Moon World NPCs, day and night, all week long! Collect dozens of “MoonDiscs” with original songs and choose your own favorite background music!
MOON will be available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe on August 27. Depending on your region, MOON costs $ 18.99 / € 15.99 / £ 14.49.