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After a small delay, the release of The Cruel King and the Great Hero is nearly upon us. It’s almost time to join a young hero on her journey, with the help of her fierce, yet loving dragon protector and allies. Following in the footsteps of Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, you’ll become immersed in a world of stunning illustrations as you navigate through the heartwarming journey of Yuu and her companions.

Want a clearer glimpse of what you can expect from The Cruel King? Check out this gameplay video from the Handheld Players channel. You’ll get an up-close look at the sweet story unfolding, the game’s menu navigation, the battle system, and more.



The Cruel King and the Great Hero releases for Nintendo Switch on March 15th in North America and March 11th for those in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.


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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.