Monark Debut Trailer Released, Introduces Main Cast [Update]

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Updatte (2021-06-10): NIS America has announced that the company will be publishing Monark, releasing the English localized version for the PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in Early 2022.

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As previously teased, the debut trailer for Monark, the “New School RPG” developed in part by former Shin Megami Tensei series developers, has been released.

The trailer introduces the main cast of characters, as well as an overview of the combat system.

Additionally, the official Japanese website has been updated with several pages.

Japanese Trailer

English Trailer

The official English website can be found here.

Story

After meeting your companions at Shin Mikado Academy, fighting alongside them, and deepening your bonds, you find yourself at the crossroads of fate, spurred by the [] of [] and [].

Whose hand will you ultimately take?
Where will their paths lead you?
How will these four fates converge?

Only you, the master of your own destiny, can find out.

Game Systems

Self-Development

Use your Ego to strengthen your sense of self.

The seven axis points of your desires will shift according to your words and deeds.

Develop your desires to expand the range of attributes and customization options for your Fiends–Daemonic beings of your very own.

Battle

Fend off the madness in a turn-based, free movement battle system.

Your madness rate increases each time you use the Daemonic power of your Authority. Victory hinges not only on combat tactics, but carefully weighing the risks as well.

Exploration

Investigate the cathartic thrills of Shin Mikado Academy.

To defeat the Pactbearers, you must search the area for special phone calls that connect to the Otherworld. But beware the Mist, lest it drive you mad.

Within the Mist lie puzzles that hinder your progress, as well as those who have already fallen into madness–the Unsettled.

Development details can be found in a previous post about Monark.

Development Staff

  • Planning, Production, and Direction: Fuyuki Hayashi, Mitsuhiro Hoshino
  • Scenario: Fuyuki Hayashi, Ryotaro Ito
  • Scenario Supervision and Cooperation: Kazunari Suzuki, Aya Nishitani
  • Character Design: so-bin
  • Background Music: Tsukasa Masuko
  • Developer: Lancarse
  • Publisher: FuRyu

The former Atlus staff members are responsible for the scenario as well as the background music.

Monark will be released for the PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch in Japan on October 14, 2021.