NIS America Announces The Cruel King and the Great Hero

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July 16, 2021

NIS America is excited to announce that The Cruel King and the Great Hero is coming to PS4 and Nintendo Switch in 2022! The Cruel King and the Great Hero is a brand-new adventure created by Sayaka Oda, director of The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (2019).

A young girl named Yuu embarks on an adventure to become a great hero. By her side is a fearsome beast known as the Cruel 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!

Check out the Storybook Edition for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, which comes with the following items: “Adventures of the Great Hero” Hardcover Art Book, “Scores of Bravery” Digital Soundtrack, 6” Great Hero Plush, and a collector’s box! You can preorder the Storybook Edition on our Online Store, as well as participating retailers.

Once upon a time, a brave hero battled a terrifying dragon known as the Cruel King, and eventually emerged victorious. However, instead of delivering the coup de grace, the hero decided to cut off one of the dragon’s horns, proclaiming, “You must atone for your sins!” In the days that followed, the hero spent time with the dragon as he healed, and before they knew it, the hero and the dragon became very close friends.

One day, years later, the hero suffered a fatal wound, survived by his only daughter, Yuu. He asked his good friend to raise his daughter into a great hero, and the mighty beast gave him his word as the hero’s dying wish.

From that moment forth, he has watched over Yuu, serving as her protector and guide on her many adventures so that one day she can become a great hero. However, these idyllic moments won’t last forever, as the inevitable resurfacing of the truth of the Cruel King’s past nears, heralding new trials for both the king and Yuu…

  • 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!
  • 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 hidden items throughout the land to unlock goodies in the in-game gallery, including character profiles and behind-the-scenes illustrations!
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