The Wicked King And The Noble Hero Debut Trailer Released, More Details Revealed

The Wicked King And The Noble Hero Debut Trailer Released, More Details Revealed

Earlier this month, Nippon Ichi Software revealed The Wicked King and the Noble Hero – a new narrative RPG heading to Nintendo Switch. If you’ve been curious to learn more about the new game, here’s a closer look!

The publisher has shared the debut trailer for the title, which introduces its setting and shows off more of its gameplay. Additionally, we get more information about three of its story episodes that will see players encounter a colorful cast of creatures!

Check it all out below (translation courtesy of Gematsu):

■ Episode Summaries

Episode 1: The Little Fox’s Forage

Yuu comes across a troubled little fox named Conco in a village of monsters. Upon hearing his story, she learns that the little fox is looking for a pink, phantom flower to cure his family’s fever. Yuu wants to help, so she and Conco head out to find the flower.

The Wicked King and the Noble Hero

The Wicked King and the Noble Hero

Episode 2: The Cause of the Quarrel

One morning, the King Dragon’s servant Sacasa rushes in to see him. Apparently, the Honey Bears and the Honey Bees, who were previously on good terms, had a falling out and could get into a major quarrel at any moment. At Sacasa’s request, Yuu accompanies him to the “Honey Crystal Forest” to investigate the cause of the quarrel.

The Wicked King and the Noble Hero

The Wicked King and the Noble Hero

Episode 3: The Lost Princess

Yuu hears from one of the King Dragon’s servants that a human has gotten lost on the very cold “Ice-Moon Hill.” Worried about their safety, the King Dragon considers who he could send to help them, but Yuu exclaims, “I’ll go!” and runs off on her own.

The Wicked King and the Noble Hero

The Wicked King and the Noble Hero


■ Systems

Adventure with Reliable Companions

Yuu will encounter various monsters and humans on her adventures. Fight alongside these unique and reliable companions, each with their own feelings and ways of thinking, and borrow a hand in times of need.

—Conco

While you may not think it from his cute appearance, Conco’s can sink his teeth into monsters with his big mouth!

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—Sacasa

Is Sacasa provoking monsters with his juggling skills?

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—Flora

Flora can drive monsters away with her signature umbrella.

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Borrow a Hand in Times of Need

During your adventures, you will come across rising soil, out of reach floating treasure chests, and areas you cannot pass over without a foothold. When you come across these places, you may be able to get the treasure chest or reach the new area with the help of your companions.

—Conco’s Ability

There is rising soil on the ground. Could there be something here?

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Conco can dig a hole to uncover an item buried in the ground!

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—Sacasa’s Ability

A floating treasure chest! But it is too high to reach.

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Using his knife handling skills, Sacasa can drop down the chest!

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—Flora’s Ability

There is a road on the other side of the cliff, but no way to cross over. But there seems to be a strong wind blowing from the cliff.

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With Flora’s umbrella, you can ride the wind over to the other side.

The Wicked King and the Noble Hero

Powerful Special Attacks

Through continued “training,” Yuu and company will gradually become stronger and learn “special skills.” Use these skills to quickly repel monsters.

—Fire Slash

Yuu’s special skill. Slashes at the enemy with a sword basked in flames, delivering a powerful blow.

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—Charge

Conco’s special skill. Vigorously charges in and attacks the enemies in a single horizontal row. It seems to also hurt Conco a bit…

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—Tailwind

Sacasa’s special skill. Raises the wind and attacks all enemies. Also increases party members’ speed, allowing them to act earlier.

The Wicked King and the Noble Hero

—Hide

Flora’s special skill. Stealthily hides and makes it harder to be targeted by enemies. Avoid attacks with ease!

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Using special skills consumes energy. And if you lack the energy, you will not be able to use special skills, so make sure to utilize them at the right times. Even so, you will recover energy each turn, so use them proactively!

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Helping Others is Step One in Becoming a Noble Hero

There are many people in this world awaiting Yuu’s help. If you find someone in need, be sure to talk to them.

—The red speech bubbles on the map indicate where there is someone in need. Follow the red speech bubble to get closer.

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—When you approach the red speech bubble, you will see someone with an arrow over their head, indicating that they need help. Talk to them.

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—By hearing their story and helping them out, you may be able to get something that will aid you on your adventure in return.

The Wicked King and the Noble Hero

The Wicked King and the Noble Hero will be hitting Nintendo Switch in Japan on 24 June 2021. Currently, there are no plans for a western localization.

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