Marvelous announces action RPG Silent Hope, set to release for Nintendo Switch and PC on October 3

Marvelous and Xseed Games revealed a new action RPG titled Silent Hope at the June 2023 Nintendo Direct. The companies also set up an official website dedicated to the game, which confirms that it will be available on PC via Steam in addition to Nintendo Switch. The game will release in North America and Europe on October 3.

Silent Hope will take place in a world where nobody can speak after their speech abilities were sealed by the land's former king, following a series of betrayals that occurred after a calamity struck the land. The player will control one of the seven available heroes to explore the randomly-generated Abyss and gather materials to venture deeper.

As a side note, Marvelous also revealed the same action RPG on the Japanese Nintendo Direct. However, it has a completely different title in Frederica, and the Switch version will release one week earlier in Japan on September 28.

Find the new screenshots and fact sheet for Silent Hope right below, and the official website here. The new action RPG will come with Japanese and English voiceovers, as well as additional subtitles in French, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. Xseed will also release a physical Day 1 Edition that comes with the title's artbook and soundtrack album.

XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., in collaboration with Marvelous Inc. and Marvelous Europe, today announced Silent Hope, a new action RPG title, will launch Oct. 3 on the Nintendo Switch system and PC via Steam. Preorders will soon be available for the physical Day 1 edition on Nintendo Switch which includes an artbook and soundtrack at the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers for a suggested retail price of $49.99, while the standalone base game will be available digitally for $39.99 on eShop and Steam.


In a world without words, what hope is there for humanity? Silent Hope takes place in a once-peaceful land, silenced by the former King who stole people’s speech before escaping into the endless chasm known as The Abyss. Following these events, the Princess mourned her father’s actions and wept until she was entombed by her own crystallized tears. Now, years after these events faded from memory, seven heroes find themselves drawn towards the Princess. To break her free from her luminous prison, they must brave the depths of The Abyss to find the long-lost King and reunite the royal family.

Silent Hope harkens back to the glory days of isometric dungeon-crawlers while infusing them with a modern approach. Players will take the role of seven unlikely heroes, each with their own unique weapons, fighting styles, and non-combat jobs. After diving into The Abyss to battle enemies and collect materials, the heroes return to Base Camp to craft, cook, and rest up for their next adventure. Each journey into The Abyss will be a fresh experience, with randomized layouts ensuring every excursion has the element of chance, with even greater dangers lurking the further the heroes dare to venture.

Key Features

  • Seven Heroes, Seven Unique Fighting Styles – Choose from a motley crew of characters like the well-rounded Wanderer, long-range specialist Archer, or heavy-hitting Warrior to find whose skills suit your playstyle, and embrace new roles and abilities as you gain more experience.
  • A Home at the Edge of the World – Find new recipes and materials and return to your Base Camp at the edge of The Abyss, where each character has a unique job. From alchemist to blacksmith to cook, each hero brings something different.
  • Engaging Exploration and Dungeon-Crawling – Experience a new layout each time you enter the enigmatic Abyss, keeping you on your toes every moment. Stay on the lookout for Memory Rifts, where greater rewards and challenges await.
  • A Vibrant Storybook Aesthetic – With its mournful princess, spellbound kingdom, and everyday heroes, it feels like a fairy tale come to life – right down to the mysteries waiting to be uncovered in the visually stunning underworld.
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