Cult Classic "Anti-RPG" Moon to Release Worldwide on Nintendo Switch

This will be the first time Moon will be available in English!

09.07.19 - 10:27 PM
written by Tyler Trosper

moon Screenshot - Monster Corpses?

During the recent Japanese Nintendo Direct, cult classic "anti-RPG" Moon was announced for the Nintendo Switch. Following that news, an English localization was also announced by Onion Games! After 22 years, this will mark the first time the game will be available for Western audiences.

Onion Games describes Moon:

Have you ever played an RPG and wondered...
"Why is it OK that this hero is breaking into houses and stealing items from people's drawers??"
"Why is it OK that this hero is killing thousands of innocent monsters??"

Moon is a game about turning those tropes upside down, and seeing what really happens behind the scenes of your favorite RPG videogames.

One night, under the silvery light of a full Moon, a young boy is suddenly sucked through his TV and into a videogame — a classic JRPG called "Moon World".

Following closely behind the game's brave hero, the boy begins his own journey to recover the world's missing Moonlight by collecting "Love".

As Moon World's hero loots and levels up by cutting down monsters for experience points — you know, as heroes do — the boy releases their souls and collects their "Love".

Moon is not a game where you'll fight to level up — your own progress comes by gathering lost "Love"!

As you explore the world, you'll meet a crazy cast of weird and wonderful NPCs. Observe their strange habits and daily routines by visiting them at different times and days of the week, and learn their secrets to uncover even more lost "Love"!

"Now... use your own power to open the door..."

moon Screenshot - Xylophone Monkeys moon Screenshot - A colorful cast

Moon releases on Nintendo Switch for Japan on October 10th. Onion Games promises to release the game in English not long after that.

Our own Robert Fenner listed Moon as one of our top 20 most wanted localizations in our 20th Anniversary Feature! Heck, we even have an import review for it! Dreams do come true!

Tyler Trosper
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