A Strategy-RPG About Fighting Yōkai That’ll Also Teach You A Bit Of Japanese

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Currently on Kickstarter, A Credible Tale of Yokai, Robots, and the Lunar Tourist is an action strategy-RPG inspired by Japanese folklore in development by Overclocked Games in Seattle and Tokyo.


It has you playing Hiro and his companions Kaguya and P.O.P.S. The trio discover the Moon Princess in the woods and shortly after find themselves responsible for the safety of the village as hordes of yōkai attack at night.


What this means is that, during the day you’ll be base building, exploring, and collecting resources. While at night you’ll be dealing with the yōkai with your village’s and character’s defences in real-time combat.


On top of that, Overclocked Games reckons that you’ll be able to learn more about the folklore the game is based on while playing. Plus, it apparently teaches a little bit of elementary Japanese language.


There’s a pre-alpha demo for Windows and Mac that you can download on the Kickstarter page. The game is along on Steam Greenlight. If the $27,000 funding goal can be reached then A Credible Tale should be out for PC in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Chris Priestman
Former Siliconera staff writer and fan of both games made in Japan and indie games.