NIS America and Nippon Ichi Software have confirmed a release date for Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles, which is coming to Nintendo Switch.
Letting you experience “the harmonious combination of story and song,” it continues on from Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure with Rhapsody II: Ballad of the Little Princess and Rhapsody III: Memories of Marl Kingdom each receiving an official western localisation for the first time.
In Rhapsody II: Ballad of the Little Princess, young Kururu follows in the footsteps of her moth Cornet and sets out on a journey to discover her own prince. It comes complete with more songs, a new turn-based battle system and a story that is “both new yet familiar.”
Whereas with Rhapsody III: Memories of Marl Kingdom, you can expect a series of chapters that conclude the stories of Rhapsody and its characters. You will experience events that happen before, during and after the previous Rhapsody games, including a “heartfelt conclusion” about Cornet’s mother, Cherie.
The developer has looked to revamp and refind the battle system, which “shines” with combined character attacks and a new 3D camera that has been added.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features, which include:
- A Delightful Debut: Rhapsody II & III take centre stage as they make their western debut featuring musical adventures in Marl Kingdom!
- A Marvelous Makeover: The charming storybook visuals are looking better than ever, and feature a new 3D camera mode for Rhapsody III!
- A Story Told Through Song: A heart-warming story brought to life through alluring songs and vocal performances!
Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide across North America on 29th August, Europe on 1st September and Australia and New Zealand on 8th September 2023.