Nippon Ichi Software America (NIS America) has confirmed they have licensed FURYU Corporation’s RPG Monark with the intention of publishing it on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Windows PC at an unspecified date in Early 2022. The announcement follows an ongoing relationship between the western publishing wing of Nippon Ichi Software and the Japanese developer – following their work on The Caligula Effect: Overdose and the upcoming The Caligula Effect 2.
Monark asks the questions…
How far will you go to save the ones you love?
Could you face the threats that surround you?
Could you face yourself?
Your world is plunged into madness when the mysterious and deadly Mist surrounds Shin Mikado Academy. In order to save your friends, you enter the Otherworld, a Daemon-filled dimension beyond the real world. Within this enigmatic realm, you must learn to harness your Authority of Vanity and conjure a battalion of Fiends, whose power comes from the Ego of their master.
Develop your Ego through various psychological tests to enhance the power of your Fiends, and lead your forces into battle to fight with and against the seven “Pactbearers” that are corrupting the academy. Embrace the power of your madness to gain strength, but take care not to delve too far, lest you risk losing yourself. Fellow students and instructors will lend you their aid in your quest to resolve the anomalies throughout the campus.
Promoted features of Monark include:
Descent into Madness
Jump between exploring the Mist of the real world and fighting within the enigmatic Otherworld. Call upon allies, fight enemies, and unravel the mysteries surrounding your academy. Will you save the world or go mad and destroy yourself?
Into The Mist and Beyond
Dive into a dark realm where reality and the self collide. The mysterious worlds you’ll explore are brought to life in a surreal, dark neo-fantasy style, with intricate character designs and evocative settings.
Power of the Ego
Strengthen your Ego and customize the appearance and abilities of your Fiends. Unlock different Fiends to command in battle, and use the freeform tactical system to position your units and unleash destruction upon your enemies.
Monark will be available early 2022 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and WIndows PC. The game will be available with dual-language English and Japanese audio, as well as English subtitles. Expect to hear more about Monark in the coming months leading to launch.