Anti-RPG Moon launches for Nintendo Switch in the west on August 27

Onion Games has announced that Moon will launch in the west for Nintendo Switch on August 27. Sometimes referred to as Moon: Remix RPG Adventure, the game is an anti-RPG which originally released in Japan for the original PlayStation in 1997. It had never received an official English release prior to now.

Moon did make an appearance back at E3 1997 and was planned to release in English on PlayStation, but the efforts were ultimately canceled. The game is known for defying and unwrapping common RPG genre tropes.

Check out the release date trailer and description below, via Onion Games. The official website is here.

In 1997, the now legendary anti-RPG “moon” launched in Japan. Now, revived by a team of its original creators, find out why it became an instant cult-classic, as MOON comes to the Nintendo Switch — in English, for the first time ever! 

What’s an Anti-RPG?

Have you ever played an RPG and wondered…

“Why is it OK that this hero is breaking into houses and stealing items from people’s drawers?”

“Why is it OK that this hero is killing thousands of innocent monsters?”

MOON is a game about turning those tropes upside down, and seeing what really happens behind the scenes of your favorite RPG videogames.


One night, under the silvery light of a full moon, a young boy is suddenly sucked through his TV and into a videogame — a classic JRPG called “Moon World”. Following closely behind the game’s brave hero, the boy begins his own journey to recover the world’s missing moonlight by collecting “Love”.

As Moon World’s hero loots and levels up by cutting down monsters for experience points — you know, as heroes do — the boy releases their souls and collects their “Love”. MOON is not a game where you fight to level up — your own progress comes by gathering lost “Love”!

As you explore the world, you’ll meet a crazy cast of weird and wonderful NPCs. Observe their strange habits and daily routines by visiting them at different times and days of the week, and learn their secrets to uncover even more lost “Love”!

"Now, please, open the door!"

Key features

  • Conquer a game with a clear conscience in this anti-RPG! Save the monsters’ souls!
  • Follow the real-time daily lives of Moon World’s NPCs, day and night, all week long!
  • Collect dozens of “MoonDiscs” containing original songs, and choose your own favorite background music!

Play this unique Remix RPG Adventure on Nintendo Switch, coming worldwide on August 27th, 2020, from Tokyo indie developer Onion Games!