Today NIS America announced the western localization of The Cruel King and the Great Hero.
The game is known in Japan as “Warui Oosama to Rippana Yuusha” and the western title is pretty much a literal translation.
It was released in Japan last month, while it’ll come west in early 2022 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
You can check out the announcement trailer below.
If you’d like to see more of The Evil King and The Great Hero , you can check out the original announcement for Japan and a gallery of screenshots revealing the characters, and another trailer showcasing gameplay and one focusing on its adorable music.
As you can easily notice, the style is very similar to The Liar Princess and The Blind Prince, with which it shares the development team and character designer.
The game is a charming JRPG in which you follow the adventure of a young girl who wants to become a hero to follow in her father’s footsteps.
It’s set in a world that was dominated by the cruel demon dragon king. One day a hero battles the dragon and manages to cut one of his horns, the source of his power. Yet, he spares his enemy.
After that, the hero and the dragon form a growing friendship as the former visit the latter while he’s recovering from his wounds.
One day, the hero returns with a serious wound and carrying a baby in his arms. He asks the dragon king to raise his daughter in his stead just before he dies.
The Dragon fulfills the last wish of his friend and raises the girl like she was his own daughter, telling her the stories of her father as the wish to become a hero as well grows inside her.
That is why the dragon raises her with that purpose, even if he knows that one day she might decide to defeat him.