'Anti-RPG' Moon to release on Nintendo Switch eShop in Japan on October 10, later worldwide

Onion Games has announced that Moon will release on Nintendo Switch eShop in Japan on October 10, and an English localization will follow worldwide. Sometimes referred to as Moon: Remix RPG Adventure, this game originally released on the original PlayStation in 1997 and 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. Onion Games calls Moon an anti-RPG, and the game was a large source of inspiration for Undertale.

Find the Japanese announcement trailer and game overview by Onion Games below.

A long, long time ago, under the silvery light of a full moon, the legendary “anti-RPG” moon was released in Japan.

Now, 22 years later, 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 Is Moon?

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.

The Story of Moon

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’ll 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… use your own power to open the door…”

Key Features

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