Little Town Hero, formerly a Nintendo Switch exclusive, will be released on Steam on June 30, which is just under 2 weeks from now. The game will also be as a physical edition to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch later this month.
The game will be published and developed by Game Freak for its Steam release, with the PlayStation 4 release being published by NIS America. The price tag (for the PlayStation 4 version at least) will be $49.99.
The game itself didn't receive the most rapturous reviews, only receiving a 63% score from the top critics on OpenCritic. Only 33% of critics recommended it, which is perhaps an even worse score overall.
Still, if you are a massive Game Freak fan it was their first non-Pokemon RPG in the last 20 years, so it's definitely notable. It's about a story set in an isolated village at the edge of a world where the villagers are not allowed past the gate into a well-guarded outside world. Most people are fine with this and content to live their lives, but the protagonist isn't--he wants to see the world and discover it for himself.
However, the protagonist doesn't get a chance to act until a "Monster" appears in the village, with the protagonist fighting it off with a Red stone he found in the coalmines. This leads the protagonist on a journey where he must discover the secrets of both the monster and the stone that he now wields.
What do you think of this news? Have you already played through the Nintendo Switch version? Are you going to give it a try? Let us know in the comments!