Nintendo lifted the lid off Game Freak’s new RPG title, including the official name and release date. Little Town Hero is an RPG from Game Freak, the developers of the Pokémon games. In the game players must battle monsters and gather support from townspeople, all while staying within the borders of a single town.

Little Town Hero, which also features music by Undertale creator Toby Fox, makes a stand on Nintendo Switch on October 16th.

The story is set in an isolated village on the edge of the world. The only gate leading outside is heavily guarded by a castle, and the villagers are not allowed to leave. Most of the villagers don’t give it a thought, and happily go on with their everyday lives. However, the protagonist is a little different from the others – he wants to see the world outside.

One day, a “Monster” appears in the village, shocking everyone because until then, no one knew such creatures existed. The protagonist is able to fight it using a mysterious Red stone he found in the coalmines. In the course of his defense of the village, he gradually unravels secrets of how the stones and the monsters came to be.

Unlike most RPGs, there is no need to fight weak monsters repeatedly to level grind in “Little Town Hero”. Instead, you will need to have a good strategy to fight each boss monster one on one.

Little Town Hero is available today for pre-purchase in Nintendo eShop.

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Written by Jason Nason

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