Niche Spotlight – Regalia: of Men and Monarchs, Cheerful and Tactical RPG That’s Like Disgaea Meets Persona

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Regalia: of Men and Monarchs is a loving homage to classic turn-based Japanese RPGs, and we actually wrote about it back when it was on Kickstarter. Now, the game has been fully released and it’s been polished to a mirror finish.

We described the game like “Disgaea meets Persona,” and that definitely still holds true as the finished product has all the planned social links, story progression, and of course – party based, tactical combat on a grid. Featured above, you can view the latest trailer for the game.

Players will enter a “cheerful fantasy world” filled with weirdness and wonder, with the ultimate goal being the retaking and proper rebuilding of your kingdom. You can also make new friends along the way and do lots of random things and develop “the ultimate team of misfits.”

Here are the game’s key features:

  • Robust turn-based battles with varied objectives and lots of viable strategies
  • 6 various regions to explore, each filled with battles, adventures, bosses and more!
  • More than 20 unique characters to meet, recruit or befriend. Foster relationships and create the ultimate team of misfits!
  • All you need to be a successful king: town management, diplomacy, expeditions
  • A light-hearted story with tons of humour and a fair amount of epicness
  • Over 30 hours of gameplay
  • Huge replayability factor: you won’t discover all the content in just one playthrough
  • Craft new, powerful weapons
  • Beautiful graphics with hand-drawn 2D backgrounds
  • Orchestral soundtrack composed by Game Audio Factory (Endless Legend, Endless Space, Furi)
  • Professional English voice acting
  • Samurai dwarves!

Polish studio Pixelated Milk developed the game over the course of a few years, including the work put into the game before its Kickstarter campaign.

You can find Regalia: of Men and Monarchs here on Steam and here on GOG for PC, Mac, and Linux. A PlayStation 4 and PS Vita release for the game is planned.


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  • Brownninja97 .

    welp looks like im gonna start my shortlist for what im getting in the winter sale early.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    “Tactical combat” YES!. “Urban restoration” YES! “Diplomacy” YES! “Personal stories” YES! “Crafting”…….

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d7/Beavis_Crying.jpg/250px-Beavis_Crying.jpg

  • SunsetHaste

    To be pretty honest, all of those are very basic, the combat being the most complex of the group.

    Both restoring the city and crafting use the same, limited in variety, resources, so this never gets out of hand.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    I wonder if there will be some sort of romance element to the friendship thing.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    I figured as much. I don’t expect crafting here to be anything more than “press this and that to upgrade” using the the stuff that was conveniently collected along the way. I know it’s not real crafting. Just having some fun here with the actual forced and chore-ish concept which I personally despite. You know…the type of crafting that’s found in games like Fallout and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

  • alterku

    I remember your first article. If it really did all come together as they proposed I’m definitely getting this one eventually.

  • KiTA

    Technically speaking, Disgaea has crafting. You can take gear, put innocents on it, and level it via item world.

    From a very TECHNICAL standpoint, that’s crafting.

  • rohail6

    VITA version in development? YEEEESSSS

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    Dude, I know. I was just having fun commenting on the heavy duty crafting found in games like Fallout as already explainedd in this thread.