Nippon Ichi Software has announced Warui Ousama to Rippa-na Yuusha (The Wicked King and the Noble Hero), an RPG from The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince creator Sayaka Oda for PlayStation 4 and Switch, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals. It will launch on June 24 in Japan for 6,980 yen.
The company launched a teaser website for the new title announcement earlier this week. However, Japanese retailer Biccamera published and removed a listing for the Switch version beforehand, which has since been archived.
Here is an overview of the game, via its leaked listing:
A Heartwarming Story Born from Interspecies Communication
“I’m going to become a noble hero just like papa!”
The human girl Yuu is the daughter of the late hero. Raised by the king dragon, she is told about her father’s adventures every night… Inspired by the story of the hero who defeated the overlord, she sets off on an adventure to become a noble hero.
But Yuu is still unaware… that the overlord that her father once battled was the king dragon himself.
Warm, Picture Book-Like Graphics
Many of the elements that appear on-screen, from the characters in the story to backgrounds, have been hand-drawn by the designers. Enjoy detailed graphics such as the depths of the forest and feeling of soft light throughout the entire story. Many unique characters will also appear. You will surely meet someone you like.
Like Stepping into a Picture Book
The setting of this adventure is a somewhat mysterious world inhabited by monsters. Go on an an adventure where the plants and trees sway, and small animals bustle about. With a story told through read-aloud narration, pleasant music, and a fairytale-like setting, you will feel as if you have really stepped into a picture book.