Fans of the Shin Megami Tensei Japanese RPG series will be getting a new game from ex-staff members who used to work in the series, as Monark has been announced for PC and consoles, and will be coming to the west in Early 2022
Here’s the announcement trailer accompanying the news from the folks at NIS America.
For those wondering what the game is all about, here’s the overview from NIS America.
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.
- 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.
News on Monark was leaked a few days ago when the first trailer was accidentally uploaded in the Furyu channel in Japan before being taken down. Gamers in Japan and Asia will be getting the game for PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch on October 14, while western audiences will have to be a little more patient and wait for early next year to get their hands on this title.
Monark will be released for some time in early 2022 for PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC.