The Cruel King and the Great Hero Coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5 in 2022

NIS America announced the new adventure The Cruel King and the Great Hero. Created with love by Sayaka Oda, Director of 嘘 つ き 姫 と 盲目 王子 (The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince) (2019), it will release in 2022 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5.

The young girl "Yuu" wants to become a great heroine and goes on an adventure. Always by your side is a terrible beast, also known as the Cruel King. The monster guides and protects Yuu. But her peaceful life is threatened when the truth about the Dragon King's past is revealed. In this magical adventure, players explore impressive locations, defeat monsters, and solve puzzles.

A fascinating story of friendship, heroism, and dark secrets awaits you.

About The Cruel King and the Great Hero

“Tell a bedtime story! About dad! "

"Okay. Where do I begin?"

"From the very beginning!"

"Like all fairy tales."

Once upon a time, there was a brave hero who fought a formidable dragon known as the cruel king. The hero emerged victorious from the battle. But instead of striking his opponent a successful blow, the hero decided to cut off one of the dragon's horns and proclaimed: "You must atone for your sins!" In the days that followed, the hero healed the dragon's wounds, and before they knew about it, they became good friends.

Once, years later, the hero was mortally wounded. He asked his good friend to take care of his daughter and make her a wonderful heroine. The powerful beast gave him his word to fulfill this last wish.

From that point on, he looked after Yuu and served as her protector, as well as a guide on many of her adventures. But those idyllic moments won't last forever, as the inevitable truth about the king's brutal past grows closer and closer and puts the king and Yuu to the test.


Adventure Allies: It's easy when your mighty defender is in the starting blocks. Fight monsters and navigate dangerous places, of course, with random help!

Live Storybook: This adventure with an adorable soundtrack, artistic inspiration from children's storybooks, and classic 2D scrolling graphics is a pleasure to play and watch.

Heroic Discoveries: Hidden items can be found in the in-game gallery to unlock goodies, including character profiles and artwork.

The Cruel King and the Great Hero are available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5.

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