The Cruel King and the Great Hero releasing early 2022 in the west

NIS America has announced that it will release The Cruel King and the Great Hero in English early next year for both PS4 and Switch.

The Cruel King and the Great Hero is a charming RPG with a similar artstyle to another Nippon Ichi Software title, The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince. You’ll control Yuu, the daughter of a deceased hero, who is looked after by a dragon known as the Cruel King.

Yuu is guided by the dragon as she tries to become a hero like her father, exploring the storybook-style world. Their adventures lead to the truth behind the Cruel King’s past returning once again, forcing the unlikely duo to face new trials along the way.

More information can be found on the official website — a physical Storybook Edition is listed on the site, but pre-orders aren’t available just yet.

As with many recent Nippon Ichi Software titles, no PC version has been announced for The Cruel King and the Great Hero. NIS and NIS America have been making some strange decisions with the platform recently, despite consistent Steam releases in the past.

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