Today Furyu hosted a livestream showcasing the first gameplay of its upcoming JRPG Monark, mostly focusing on battle gameplay.
You can see the video below, timestamped at the correct moment in which the gameplay begins. We get to see the basics of battle, including assists, positional attacks that require sandwiching the enemy between your characters, and the fact that when you enter “madness” mode you can attack both friends and enemies.
Then the developers show it in action in actual live gameplay.
You can check it out below.
If you’re unfamiliar with Monark, it’s a school JRPG developed by a team composed by multiple Shin Megami Tensei series veterans.
The game is coming to Japan on October 14 for PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. After that, NIS America will publish it in the west for the same platforms plus PC.
Below you can read a brief official description that gives you the gist of the story.
“Could you face yourself and the threats around you to save the ones you love? Shin Mikado Academy is engulfed in a madness-inducing Mist, and only you can save everyone inside. Develop your Ego to break the pacts set by the Pactbearers and remove the corrupting Mist.”