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Little Town Hero

Little Town Hero is quite different from the RPGs Game Freak is known for. The company’s Pokemon titles can be meaty affairs with many hours of gameplay, yet this new Switch title is taking a different approach.

Director Masao Taya spoke about the inspiration behind Little Town Hero in the latest issue of Game Informer. The project was about condensing the fun of large-scale RPGs into a shorter and more compact title, he said.

System: Switch
Release date: October 16, 2019
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Game Freak


Little Town Hero is the most deceptive game I’ve ever reviewed. On the surface, it doesn’t look all that intimidating – this original RPG from Game Freak features a lighthearted story and cartoonish visuals, even claiming to be built with “the busy gamer in mind.” All that considered, it makes itself out to be a charming little experience. Yet beneath this welcoming veneer lies an extremely strategic combat system whose depth and complexity will likely prove overwhelming for all but the most seasoned roleplaying veterans. It’s vastly rewarding for those willing to dive deep into its dense mechanics, but for anyone looking for the lighter experience that the game makes itself out to be, then they might be let down.

Game Freak announced Little Town Hero last year before it disappeared for a long while. However, it resurfaced in a big way during the most recent Nintendo Direct with a release date and announcement that Undertale creator Toby Fox was on board to work on the soundtrack.

To say that this was an unexpected collaboration would be an understatement. In the latest issue of Game Informer, it was explained how the partnership came to be.

Game Freak has issued the latest trailer for its RPG Little Town Hero focusing on the game’s battle system. Watch it below.

Little Town Hero, the RPG developed by Gamefreak, is out next week, on October 16. Today, Gamefreak uploaded a 20-minute video to their Youtube channel, showcasing some gameplay from the Japanese version of the game:

Game Freak has shared a new character trailer for Little Town Hero, also showcasing some more of the game’s soundtrack.

Those interested can view the footage below. 

Game Freak has shared a short, 30-second trailer for Little Town Hero, which arrives on Switch next month. View it below.