Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Former Shin Megami Tensei developer’s school RPG, Monark, comes west in February

Set in a paranormal school, Monark, an RPG developed by former Shin Megami Tensei developers, will head west in February this year.

As announced in the new trailer, Monark will be released to US fans on February 22, 2022, and three days later in Europe on February 25. Once released, fans will be able to play the game on several different platforms, including: PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

As shown below, the game’s new “Adversary” trailer shows off various characters from Monark. NIS America website Delve into the assumptions and settings of the game. Set in the Shinmikado Academy, a school campus that connects to a mysterious realm called the Otherworld, surrounded by barriers that separate it from the outside world, Monark players must fight back to defy the demons around them.

The grounds of Shinmikado’s academy are in turmoil as madness-inducing mists surround them. During gameplay, players need to hone their skills and find various mysterious phones around the academy. These phones need to connect the campus to another world and defeat seven partners, each with their own ego-controlled demon authority.

Monark is trying to confuse RPG combat with the power of the devil called authority or vanity. Using any of these powers will increase the player’s MAD gauge and risk causing madness to the player. This double-edged sword adds an additional layer of strategy to tactical combat.

Outside of combat, players need to navigate their desires, which can vary depending on the player’s choices. And, like Shin Megami Tensei, there will be a fiend that players can control and develop.

Western players will have to wait until February, but Monark will be released in Japan on October 14th. For similar news, check out this article to find out why Japanese games are being released worldwide at the same time.

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN.You can follow him twitter..