Legendary Anti-RPG ‘Moon’ Gets A Worldwide English Release Soon After Its October Launch In Japan

Legendary Anti-RPG ‘Moon’ Gets A Worldwide English Release Soon After Its October Launch In Japan

Finally, a global release and after 22 years!

Onion Games’ cult-classic “anti-RPG” Moon is finally getting an English-release on Switch when it releases worldwide after its initial launch in Japan on October 10. The game has been revealed coming to the platform during the previous Japanese Nintendo Direct held last week. It will be available digitally via the Japanese eShop for 1,980 yen. The game will require 787MB of space.

Moon has been originally released for the Playstation back in 1997. Apparently, the game has only been released in Japan during the time.

Check out the trailer and details below:


A long, long time ago, under the silvery light of a full moon, the legendary “anti-RPG” Moon was released in Japan. Now, 22 years later, revived by a team of its original creators, find out why it became an instant cult-classic, as Moon comes to the Nintendo Switch—in English, for the first time ever!

What is 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 video games.

The Story of Moon

One night, under the silvery light of a full moon, a young boy is suddenly sucked through his TV and into a video game—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…”

Key Features

  • Conquer a game with a clear conscience in this Zero-Battle RPG! Free monsters’ souls!
  • Collect dozens of “MoonDiscs” containing original songs, and choose your own favorite background music!
  • Follow the real-time daily lives of Moon World’s NPCs, day and night, all week long!