All-new RPG from award-winning Bear’s Restaurant developer Odencat coming to Steam and Nintendo Switch this fall!
Japanese indie developer Odencat inc. announced today that their first all-new title in nearly two years, Meg’s Monster, will be coming to Nintendo Switch™ and Steam this fall. The game is the studio’s first game to be built from the ground up for console and PC, following enhanced ports of their highly acclaimed earlier titles Bear’s Restaurant and Fishing Paradiso.
The developer describes the game as an “Adventure RPG” that tells the story of two very unlikely friends, with a unique turn-based battle system in which the player controls a nigh-invincible monster who must dispatch enemies while also protecting a fragile human child with strange apocalyptic powers—because “if she cries, the whole world dies.”
When a lost little girl named Meg (whose tears just so happen to hold the power to bring forth the apocalypse) winds up in a world full of mutants and monsters who eat humans for breakfast, it’s up to a hulking brute named Roy and his pal Golan to help her make it back home. As they scour the Underworld for clues regarding her mother’s whereabouts, the trio will slowly warm up to one another, while also uncovering some truly astonishing secrets about their world and themselves.
Starting the game off already maxed out at 99,999 HP, Roy is virtually invincible on his own. But with Meg added into the mix, he’ll have to also be careful not to let any of the tricksy monsters they encounter lay a finger on her, or do anything that might make her cry—because if she does, it’s game over for everyone. The system itself is a relatively simple turn-based affair, but each battle comes with its own unique mechanics and minigames to master as you duke it out while protecting and keeping her happy with her favorite toys.
Denizens of the Underworld
Over the course of their journey together, Roy and Meg will encounter a host of quirky and colorful characters, all lovingly rendered in Odencat’s trademark vibrant pixel aesthetic that makes even scary monsters look cute. Whether it’s small-time thugs looking to gobble Meg up themselves, or a human who’s defied the odds and managed to survive in this harsh environment for years, or the distinguished members of the High Underworld Council, there’s plenty of drama and intrigue to be found here—and even previously defeated enemies can be befriended through optional sub-events.
A Feast for the Ears
With music and sound design by acclaimed Monster Hunter and Atelier Ryza 2 composer Reo Uratani, and the main theme featuring ethereal, otherworldly lyrics written and performed by Laura Shigihara of Plants vs Zombies, To the Moon, Rakuen, and Deltarune fame, Meg’s Monster is set to have Odencat’s most impressive and ambitious soundtrack yet.
The developer wishes to stress that this is Odencat’s biggest and most ambitious game yet, while still every bit as narrative-driven and streamlined as their previous works. No specific release date or price point has been announced at this time, but these details are sure to be revealed in the near future. In the meantime, be sure to check out the game’s store page and add it to your Steam Wishlist if you want to be among the first to know when you can get your hands on this charming, wholesome adventure.