NIS America Announce MONARK for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Windows PC Release in 2022

With E3 2021 and Summer Game Fest looming in the background a lot of exciting announcements are expected, and today NIS America have today unveiled a brand new turn-based-JRPG known as MONARK for release onto Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Steam in early 2022.

The announcement trailer, which is nearly a hefty four minutes in length, provides a general introduction of the characters, its combat and the world that players will be able to explore next year. It’s a dark and twisted looking world that should resonate with fans of CRYSTAR, Danganronpa and The Cagulia Effect; based on atmosphere and visuals alone at least.

Story:
How far will you go to save the ones you love? Could you face the threats that surround you? Could you face yourself?
Your world is plunged into madness when the mysterious and deadly Mist surrounds Shin Mikado Academy. In order to save your friends, you enter the Otherworld, a Daemon-filled dimension beyond the real world. Within this enigmatic realm, you must learn to harness your Authority of Vanity and conjure a battalion of Fiends, whose power comes from the Ego of their master.

Develop your Ego through various psychological tests to enhance the power of your Fiends, and lead your forces into battle to fight with and against the seven “Pactbearers” that are corrupting the academy. Embrace the power of your madness to gain strength, but take care not to delve too far, lest you risk losing yourself. Fellow students and instructors will lend you their aid in your quest to resolve the anomalies throughout the campus.

Key Features:

  • Descent into Madness: Jump between exploring the Mist of the real world and fighting within the enigmatic Otherworld. Call upon allies, fight enemies, and unravel the mysteries surrounding your academy. Will you save the world or go mad and destroy yourself?
  • Into The Mist and Beyond: Dive into a dark realm where reality and the self collide. The mysterious worlds you’ll explore are brought to life in a surreal, dark neo-fantasy style, with intricate character designs and evocative settings.
  • Power of the Ego: Strengthen your Ego and customize the appearance and abilities of your Fiends. Unlock different Fiends to command in battle, and use the freeform tactical system to position your units and unleash destruction upon your enemies.

Developed by FURYU, with western localising and publishing handled by NIS America, MONARK will be released in early 2022 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Windows PC. Further details can be found on the official MONARK website which also provides additional detail for the characters and combat mechanics.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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