Nintendo has uploaded a promotional video for upcoming RPG Moon in Japan.
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) October 6, 2019
Moon deviates from typical RPG elements, turning tropes commonly associated with the genre on their head.
“Have you ever played an RPG and wondered why it’s OK that this hero is breaking into houses and stealing items from people’s drawers?”
Onion Games explained what the game is all about;
In Moon, your character is transported into an RPG he’s been playing in game. Instead of fighting and killing monsters in that world — it’s a zero-battle game — he collects “Love” from them instead.
22 years since after the initial release to the public Moon is finally within your reach and could be available before the year ends.
Moon – Story
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…”
- 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!