Monark emerged as a JRPG by popular Japanese developer Shin Megami Tensei in early June 2021. A new trailer of this upcoming game was premiered today by Furyu, a Japanese entertainment company based in Shibuya, Tokyo.
If you’re unfamiliar with Monark, a group of ex-Atlus developers who previously worked on the Shin Megami Tensei franchise has launched a brand new JRPG IP called Monark. The developers have just premiered its first trailer, showing the “new school RPG’s” characters and a brief view of its gameplay. Like the SMT and the Persona games by Atlus, it looks like Monark will have a nameless hero and a collection of colorful allies you can fight with.
Release Date & Availability
Monark will be available on October 14th, 2021 in Japan for the Nintendo Switch, the PS4, and the PS5. Fortunately, eestern players do not have to trust the English version from Asia, as NIS USA Publishing rights are already protected and a release in the west in early 2022. Moreover, the localized version offers English texts and a selection of English and Japanese voices.
The trailer showcases the opening cutscene of the game, including the theme song.
Below you can read a brief official description that gives you the gist of the story.
“Could you face yourself and the threats around you to save the ones you love? Shin Mikado Academy is engulfed in a madness-inducing Mist, and only you can save everyone inside. Develop your Ego to break the pacts set by the Pactbearers and remove the corrupting Mist.”