Game Freak's Little Town Hero Is Coming to PS4 Later This Year

Game Freak's Little Town Hero Is Coming to PS4 Later This Year

It's also getting a physical release for both the PS4 and Switch.

Game Freak's primarily a Nintendo developer, but their recent string of non-Pokemon titles have either started on other platforms or managed to make their way to them eventually. Last year's compact, combat-focused RPG Little Town Hero is no different: on June 2, it'll make its way to the PS4.

The announcement comes from the Official PlayStation Blog in a post by NIS America, the publisher that'll be handling the release of Little Town Hero's Big Idea Edition for both the PS4 and Switch. This physical edition comes with an art book, a poster, a pair of lapel pins, and a CD copy of the official soundtrack.

That last item in particular may prove to be a coveted collector's item given that Undertale creator Toby Fox contributed most of Little Town Hero's music (later, Fox also wrote a song for Pokemon Sword and Shield).

In Caty's review of Little Town Hero, she found that although director Masao Taya set out to make a manageable 10 to 20 hour-long RPG, the game's unique combat system can result in battles that drag on quite a bit. NIS America confirms that Game Freak is adding an easy mode to Little Town Hero, so perhaps that'll make its boss fights a bit more palatable and, by extension, its charms a bit more accessible.

Game Freak's 2017 puzzle-platformer Giga Wrecker made its way from the PC to the PS4, Switch, and Xbox One early last year. In May, director Masayuki Onoue said that Game Freak's "Gear Project" initiative, which led to the creation of Little Town Hero, Giga Wrecker, and Pocket Card Jockey, is a priority for the studio. "We are always trying to create something that is equally exciting, or more exciting than Pokemon," said Onoue.

Whether or not we see another release from Gear Project soon, we know that at least part of Game Freak will be busy with Pokemon Sword and Shield moving forward, as the games are set to receive two major pieces of DLC later this year.

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