The Evil King and the Splendid Hero coming to PS4 and Switch on June 24 in Japan

Nippon Ichi Software has revealed a new RPG for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan. Titled Warui Ou-sama to Rippa na Yuusha, it can also be literally translated to The Evil King and the Splendid Hero. This game is made by Sayaka Oda, who previously created The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince; that's why the graphics style in both games are very similar.

This game will tell the story of a Demon King dragon that was defeated by a hero. However, the hero did not kill the dragon outright and instead just cut off his source of power through one of his horns. The hero would later visit the recovering lone dragon regularly, and the two would eventually become friends.

One day, the hero came with a mortal wound while carrying a baby. He asked the dragon to raise his daughter Yuu in his stead on the final visit. Realizing that this is the reason why his life was spared, the King Dragon vows to raise the girl into a Splendid Hero just like her father—even if that means she will have to eventually defeat the dragon himself.

Yuu will go on adventures while the King Dragon watches her from a distance. The dragon will secretly help Yuu by crushing large obstacles or imbuing her weapon when launching a special technique. The hero girl can also interact with non-hostile monsters that either give useful information or ask for requests. Finally, Yuu must return to the King Dragon's den when night has come. The dragon will tell an episode of her real father as a bedtime story.

Find the official trailer, screenshots, and main character biographies right below. The Evil King and the Splendid Hero will be released for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on June 24 in Japan. An English localization has yet to be announced as of this writing.

Main Characters


King Dragon
The king of monsters, which is also a foster parent to Yuu. He used to be feared by humans as an evil Demon King, but he has had a change of heart and is even helping people secretly. He assists Yuu's training in order to make her a Splendid Hero.


The daughter of the late Hero. A human girl who listens to the story of her real father from the King Dragon every night, she dreams of becoming a Splendid Hero just like her father. She still doesn't know that the King Dragon, now her foster parent, used to be the Demon King fought by her father.

The Evil King and the Splendid Hero