Odencat announced Meg’s Monster, a new Japanese indie adventure RPG for Switch and PC via Steam. Meg’s Monster is the studio’s first game built from the ground up for both platforms. A release window is set for Fall 2022 and the official Steam page is live for all to wishlist the game.
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 a 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.
Lastly, check out the announcement trailer below: