Lie-eating RPG LiEat coming to Switch on May 27

Episodic RPG currently available on PC.

LiEat

Publisher Playism and developer Miwashiba will release RPG LiEat for Switch via the Nintendo eShop on May 27 for $9.99, the companies announced. It will support English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Brazilian Portugese language options.

LiEat first launched for PC via Steam in February 2016. It consists of three bite-sized episodes with a strong focus on storytelling. The Switch version features five new illustrations.

Here is an overview of the game, via Playism:

About

LiEat is the brainchild of Japanese indie developer Miwashiba, selling over 200,000 copies on Steam and receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews from players all over the globe. Developed with the Wolf RPD Editor, LiEat has been optimized for release on the Nintendo Switch. It also features five brand-new illustrations created by developer Miwashiba.

The epic tale of LiEat is composed of three fantastical, bite-sized chapters, with strong focus on storytelling. Battle and expose “lies” that you cross paths with, appearing as enemy symbols in-game. Upon victory, Efina will proceed to eat up the lies, literally.

Story

Efina is a very special young girl. She’s curious. She’s optimistic. She has the power to make lies manifest themselves as physical beings, which then become her own sustenance.

She’s also a dragon.

LiEat is an RPG that follows Leo, a informant-slash-conman, and Efina, a lie-consuming dragon, on their adventure through a strange world, buying and selling secrets while attempting to uncover the truth about themselves.

Come across bewildering incidents as well as a host of unusual characters throughout your journey, as you gradually learn of Leo’s and Efina’s past history.

Episode List

  • LiEat: The Lie-Eating Dragon & the Vermilion Vampire – Chapter 1 introduces Efina and her caretaker—the multinominal Leo—as they happen upon a small town with a big secret. As Efina starts to perceive and understand the world around her in a new and different light, the pair finds that the legends of beings which haunt the night are more than just tales told to frighten the children at night…
  • LiEat II: The Lie-Eating Dragon & the Azure Dreameater – Chapter 2 finds Efina and Hal (formerly Leo) investigating rumors of something magical and possibly dangerous inside a resort casino. Posing as a newly-assigned guard, Hal arranges room and board for himself and Efina. However, they quickly come to the jarring realization that a roof over one’s head and a bed to sleep in do not make a safe haven.
  • LiEat III: The Lie-Eating Dragon & the Gold Thief – The final chapter brings Efina and the newly rechristened Sid (Leo / Hal) to a lavish mansion to foil the plans of a master thief. However, in the wake of the great robbery, Sid discovers that the heist itself was only the tip of the iceberg, and Elfina watches as his past—as well as his lies—finally catch up to them both.

Watch a new trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

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