Publisher FuRyu and developer Lancarse have released the debut trailer, information, and screenshots for newly announced RPG Monark.
Additionally, publisher Clouded Leopard Entertainment confirmed it will release the game with Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean subtitle support in Asia day-and-date with the game’s Japanese release on October 14. It also confirmed that both English voice-overs and subtitles will be added to the game at a later date via a free update, suggesting a western publisher has already picked up the game for release. (Update 06/10/21 at 9:00 a.m.: NIS America will release the game in early 2022 with an added PC version.)
Monark is planned for release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Switch.
Here is an overview of the game, via Clouded Leopard Entertainment:
You suddenly awaken in Shin Mikado Academy. Before you is a barrier separating the campus from the rest of the outside world.
Within the academy grounds are the madness-inducing Mist, cryptic phone calls that connect to the Otherworld, and seven Pactbearers–each with their own Daemonic power ruled by their Egos.
To resist the irrationality surrounding you, you acquire the Authority of Vanity, a Daemonic power that subsists off of your Ego and madness. You and your four companions then establish the True Student Council, with you as their vice president. Together, you fight to return the academy back to normality.
At Shin Mikado Academy, you’ll befriend and fight alongside four companions who will lead you to four separate destinies.
Whose hand will you ultimately take?
Where will their paths lead you?
How will these four fates converge?
Only you, the master of your own destiny, can find out.
- Wield Your Madness to Your Advantage – Activating your Authority grants you power in exchange for raising your MAD Gauge. When your MAD Gauge reaches max, you enter a state of Madness, causing you to attack enemies and allies alike for several turns before self-destructing. Controlling the madness effectively can help turn the tide in battle.
- Fight Back Against the Daemonic Forces – Control up to six characters in a turn-based, free movement battle system. Attack enemies from behind and resonate with surrounding allies to perform combo attacks. Situational awareness and calculated decision-making are the keys to victory.
- Explore an Academy Thrown into Disarray – Within the Mist are phone calls that connect you to the Otherworld. You must explore every inch of the Mist to resolve the mysterious anomalies plaguing the academy.
- Seven Axis Points Map Out Your Desires – Pride, Wrath, Envy, Lust, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth. Your affinity for each will change according to how you answer the diagnostic tests you are given throughout the story. How your Ego develops rests upon your own desires.
- Fiends: Reflections of your Ego – Fiends are Daemons that answer only to you. Different types can be unlocked for each of your seven desires. Strengthening your Ego increases the range of cosmetic customization options for your Fiends, as well as how much their equipment can be enhanced.
- Character Design: so-bin
- Scenario Writer: Fuyuki Hayashi / Ryutaro Ito
- Scenario Supervision & Collaboration: Kazunari Suzuki / Aya Nishitani
- Background Music: Tsukasa Masuko
- Developer: LANCARSE Ltd.
- Theme Song / Insert Songs: KAMITSUBAKI RECORD
- Artists: KAF, RIM, harusaruhi, Isekaijoucho, KOKO, CIEL
Watch the debut trailer, as well as a background music video, and theme song and insert songs video below. View the screenshots at the gallery. Visit the official website here.
Background Music Video
Theme Song and Insert Songs Video