Meg’s Monster is a JRPG where you play as an ogre with 99,999 HP and protect a young girl

Written by. Marco Farinaccia based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-05-22 18:51 JST)

Japanese game developer Odencat has announced Meg’s Monster for PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch. The game is planned for release in fall 2022 and features support for 11 languages, including English and Japanese.

Meg’s Monster is an adventure RPG set in the Underworld that depicts the meeting of a monster and a young girl. One day, an ogre named Roy and his best friend Golan discover Meg, a young human girl who is lost in the underworld. Roy is quite the ruffian, but when he finds the girl and they begin to spend time together, he gradually forms a bond with Meg. Before long, Roy and Golan decide to take Meg back to her mother and set out on a journey to the human world.

While Meg may look weak at a glance, the girl actually holds a secret: her tears have the power to destroy the entire world. So on their journey to return Meg to her mother, Roy must constantly do all that he can to make sure that Meg doesn’t cry.

The game features a turn-based battle system with a twist. The player controls the powerful Roy, an almost invincible monster with a staggering 99,999 HP, but he must always pay attention to Meg to ensure that she doesn’t cry. This can be achieved by occasionally comforting Meg with toys during battle. Battles are not just about routing the enemy, as you must also build strategies that will allow you to keep Meg satisfied.

Their journey will feature a variety of different inhabitants of the Underworld. In addition to Roy’s pal Golan, they will encounter characters such as the members of the council that control the Underworld, and Paul, a human that lives in the Underworld.

The music for the game is being composed by Reo Uratani, who has worked as a composer on the Monster Hunter series and Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy. Laura Shigihara, who has worked on songs for games such as To the Moon, Rakuen, and DELTARUNE, is providing the lyrics and vocals for the game’s main theme.

Odencat, the developer for this title, is a Japanese studio that has worked on a variety of games, including the adventure game Bear’s Restaurant and the fishing RPG Fishing Paradise. Meg’s Monster is the first attempt from the studio to develop a game from the ground up for consoles and Steam.

The studio is not only increasing the scale of development but is also adding elements that have not been featured in any of their previous games. However, this doesn’t mean that Meg’s Monster will lack the comfortable and compact nature of their previous titles. The game is being developed around the relationship between two contrasting characters, the powerful monster Roy and the feeble human girl Meg, and there are high expectations for the way in which this narrative will unfold.