Bear’s Restaurant developer Odencat has announced Meg’s Monster, an adventure RPG in which the player controls a near-invincible monster who must get rid of enemies while protecting a human child. It will launch for Switch and PC via Steam this fall. It will support English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, and additional language options.
Here is an overview of the game, via Odencat:
Meg’s Monster is an adventure RPG that tells the story of two very unlikely friends, with a unique turn-based battle system in which the player controls a nigh-invincible monster who must dispatch enemies while also protecting a fragile human child with strange apocalyptic powers—because “if she cries, the whole world dies.”
When a lost little girl named Meg (whose tears just so happen to hold the power to bring forth the apocalypse) winds up in a world full of mutants and monsters who eat humans for breakfast, it’s up to a hulking brute named Roy and his pal Golan to help her make it back home. As they scour the Underworld for clues regarding her mother’s whereabouts, the trio will slowly warm up to one another, while also uncovering some truly astonishing secrets about their world and themselves.
Starting the game off already maxed out at 99,999 HP, Roy is virtually invincible on his own. But with Meg added into the mix, he’ll have to also be careful not to let any of the tricky monsters they encounter lay a finger on her, or do anything that might make her cry—because if she does, it’s game over for everyone. The system itself is a relatively simple turn-based affair, but each battle comes with its own unique mechanics and minigames to master as you duke it out while protecting and keeping her happy with her favorite toys.
Denizens of the Underworld
Over the course of their journey together, Roy and Meg will encounter a host of quirky and colorful characters, all lovingly rendered in Odencat’s trademark vibrant pixel aesthetic that makes even scary monsters look cute. Whether it’s small-time thugs looking to gobble Meg up themselves, or a human who’s defied the odds and managed to survive in this harsh environment for years, or the distinguished members of the High Underworld Council, there’s plenty of drama and intrigue to be found here—and even previously defeated enemies can be befriended through optional sub-events.
A Feast for the Ears
With music and sound design by acclaimed Monster Hunter and Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy composer Reo Uratani, and a main theme featuring ethereal, otherworldly lyrics written and performed by Laura Shigihara of Plant vs. Zombies, To the Moon, Rakuen, and Deltarune fame, Meg’s Monster is set to have Odencat’s most impressive and ambitious soundtrack yet.