Game Freak's Little Town Hero launches for Nintendo Switch eShop on October 16

During today's Direct stream, Nintendo and Game Freak announced that Little Town Hero (previously only known as Town) will launch for Nintendo Switch eShop on October 16. The game page is here.

The information today seems to have an interesting twist, where the protagonist teams up with town people and uses "Ideas" or "Eureka" in order to take down bosses threatening the town. Additionally, it seems that this RPG actively discourages 'level grinding' to take down these bosses, and instead focuses on using strategy to be victorious.

Find the Nintendo Direct clip, a Japanese trailer, eShop description, and screenshots below.

Nintendo Direct Footage

In this new RPG from Game Freak, the developers of the Pokémon games, 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 Oct. 16. Little Town Hero is available today for pre-purchase in Nintendo eShop.

Game Freak Japanese trailer with English Subtitles

Nintendo eShop Description

Got any ideas, hero?

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…

Key Features

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.

...Will the protagonist live the adventure he craves and escape the humdrum village life?

  • A challenging battle system which relies heavily on coming up with new Ideas and strategies.
  • Compact story progression designed with the busy gamer in mind.
  • Soundtrack by Toby Fox, composer of the background music for UNDERTALE.
Little Town Hero Screenshots and Artwork
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