Monark is an intriguing arrival this week on Switch, an RPG published by NIS America with some key Shin Megami Tensei veterans in the development team. In our Monark review last week we gave it a recommendation, praising its combat system and concept while acknowledging the downside of rather basic visuals and repetition of enemies and environments.
With its EU / Australian release today (having arrived in North America earlier in the week) it now has a rather dramatic launch trailer to set the scene. You can check it out at the top of the page.
In MONARK, your world is plunged into madness when the mysterious Mist surrounds Shin Mikado Academy. In order to save your friends, you must enter the Otherworld to challenge the seven “Pactbearers” that are corrupting the academy. Develop your Ego through various psychological tests to enhance the power of your Fiends and embrace the power of your madness to gain strength. But take care not to delve too far, lest you risk losing yourself.
It's a busy week in terms of major game releases (you know the one we mean), but for fans of the old-school SMT and Persona games this is well worth a look.