The Cruel King And The Great Hero Releases In The West In Early 2022

The Cruel King And The Great Hero Releases In The West In Early 2022

Nippon Ichi Software’s upcoming narrative RPG is making its way to the west!

NIS America announced that The Cruel King and the Great Hero (previously referenced as The Wicked King and the Noble Hero) will launch for the Switch in the west in early 2022.

Moreover, pre-orders have gone live at NIS America Online Store for a “Storybook Edition” ($59.99) and “Treasure Trove Bundle” ($104.99). Both editions come with a copy of the game, collector’s box, “Adventures of the Great Hero” hardcover art book, “Scores of Bravery” digital soundtrack, and six-inch “Great Hero” plush, while the “treasure Trove Bundle” also includes an 8.25-by-11.75-inches acrylic puzzle and eight-inch dragon plush.

You can check out the announcement trailer and overview of the game below:


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 hiddens items throughout the land to unlock goodies in the in-game gallery, including character profiles and behind-the-scenes illustrations!

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