Moon: Remix RPG Adventure was originally released in Japan in 1997 and is an “anti-RPG”. You play as a young boy sucked into fantasy land where a traditional “hero” ransacked villagers’ closets and killed innocent monsters, and you gain power by saving the souls of these creatures and “ascending through love” .
Sound familiar? That’s because Moon was one of the inspirations for Undertale, Toby Fox’s smash hit indie RPG. Now Moon is going on PC for the first time, a year after it was first translated into English.
Moon was originally developed by Love-de-Lic, a Japanese studio founded by former Square Enix RPG developers who had worked on Super Mario RPG and Romancing SaGa. It was released on the original PlayStation, to some acclaim but without much commercial success. Love-de-Lic closed in 2000, but some of its associates, including Yoshiro Kimura, founded Onion Games and have since released unusual games like Dandy Dungeon and Million Onion Hotel.
Inspired by the success of Undertale, Moon finally received an English translation for a Switch version last year. The translation was done by game journalist and developer Tim Rogers.
Moon: Remix RPG Adventure hasn’t announced a price or release date yet, but more details and screenshots can be found on its Steam page.
Onion Games has also released a Steam page for their next release, Mon Amour. It’s a “one button insta death action kiss game that refines and builds on a mini-game that was first playable in Moon, now with a romantic twist.”
It’s worth noting that while Toby Fox cited Moon as the inspiration for Undertale, it was just a description of the game that inspired him. He confirmed the game on Twitter in 2017, however noted that he never actually played Moon because it was only available in Japanese. Now it’s in English and soon it will appear on PC so you can do what Toby Fox 2010 couldn’t.
It’s a good time for console RPGs coming to PC as it was announced yesterday that Bravely Default 2 will hit Steam next week.