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Anti-RPG ‘Moon’ Sees First-Time English Release on Switch

It was announced in this week’s Nintendo Direct presentation that Moon, the 1997 PlayStation game released by quirky developer Love-de-Lic, will be coming to Switch on October 10 in Japan. While only mentioned in the Japanese version of the Direct, an English-language release has been confirmed for a later date. Taking care of the port is Onion Games, a company made up of several Love-de-Lic alumni including Yoshiro Kimura and Kurashima Kazuyuki, Moon’s original game and character designers respectively.

Moon is described as a ‘Remix RPG Adventure’ which examines the curiosities and ethics of traditional RPG tropes, such as entering people’s homes uninvited and taking their possessions, or killing hundreds of creatures that populate your world. Time passes in-game, allowing the player to visit other characters and environments at different times of day and night to see how they change.

22 years after the initial release of Moon, this port marks the first time a Love-de-Lic game has become available in the West with an official English translation. Updates and announcements relating to Moon and other Onion Games can be found on their official Discord server.


One night, under the silvery light of a full moon, a young boy is suddenly sucked through his TV and into a videogame — a classic JRPG called “Moon World”.

Following closely behind the game’s brave hero, the boy begins his own journey to recover the world’s missing moonlight by collecting “Love”.

 

A History student from England who's still struggling with removing all the u's from her articles. With an entire shelf dedicated to Resident Evil and another to Sonic the Hedgehog, it's safe to say games have a big part in my life. I'm especially fond of the Japanese indie scene, and will praise Yoshiro Kimura for life.

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