The Cruel King and the Great Hero

Release Dates
Jun 24 2021
Mar 11 2022
North America
Mar 15 2022
Japanese Title
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The Cruel King and the Great Hero is a turn-based role-playing video game developed and published by Nippon Ichi Software. In the west, it is published by NIS America.


A young girl named Yuu embarks on an adventure to become a great hero. By her side is a fearsome beast known as the Dragon King, who guides and protects her. However, the truth of the dragon king’s past will soon rear its ugly head, threatening the peaceful life they’ve enjoyed until now. Explore charming settings, overcome monsters and puzzles, and discover a story of companionship, heroism, and facing the past!

Key Features

  • Allies in Adventure – No challenge is too great with your mighty protector waiting in the wings. Fight monsters and navigate perilous environments, with an occasional helping hand, of course!
  • A Living Storybook – With a charming soundtrack, artistic inspirations drawn from children’s storybooks, and classic 2D scroller visuals, this adventure is as much a treat to play as it is to look at.
  • Heroic Discoveries – Collect hidden items throughout the land to unlock goodies in the in-game gallery, including character profiles and behind-the-scenes illustrations!

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