Fans of The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince rejoice, NIS America has officially confirmed The Cruel King and the Great Hero will release in West for PlayStation 4 and Switch early 2022.
Along with confirming the title, NIS America announced two editions of The Cruel King and the Great Hero, along with some additional items. Those interested in just The Cruel King and the Great Hero can currently preorder the Storybook edition (PS4, Switch) for $59.99. This includes the game, hardcover art book, digital OST and hero plush. The other edition, dubbed the Treasure Trove bundle (PS4, Switch) is the Storybook edition with a dragon plush and acrylic puzzle for $104.99. However, those interested in one of these items can purchase the dragon plush ($32.99) or puzzle ($22.99) separately.
For more information on The Cruel King and the Great Hero, you can find the official overview 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!
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!NIS America
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!