Monster Monpiece, a “tactical card battle game with light RPG elements,” has been confirmed for release on PlayStation Vita this Spring in North America and Europe, exclusively through the PlayStation Store.
To understand the story, artwork, and gameplay of Monster Monpiece, check out this trailer (story is in the first minute, actual gameplay starts around the 2:00 mark):
Now, as Monster Monpiece is rated Mature by the ESRB and 12+ by PEGI, this definitely isn’t a kids game (as you could probably tell by the trailer), and Idea Factory even made the decision to cut out some Monster Girls, as you can read in the disclaimer:
Idea Factory International, Inc. would like to inform fans and prospective users of Monster Monpiecethat we have made the decision to remove several Monster Girl images from the North American and European versions of Monster Monpiece. The gameplay, game system, and storyline are fully intact and Idea Factory International strives to localize and publish Idea Factory titles with the same content as their Japanese releases.
Here is the list of Monster Girls whose images have been limited to that of their level 1, 2, or 3 evolution form due to the strong sexual nature of the card images: Vampire, Kraken, Goblin, Cockatrice, Kobold, Skeleton, Titania, Bahamut, Fia, Brownie, Pegasus, Mandragora, Mau Sibau, Rafflesia, Death Scorpion, Phantom, and Tengu.
We fully understand that there are needs and demands for the complete version of these games. Our intention and motivation is to offer Idea Factory titles in a form that is as close as possible to the Japanese versions. This was a tough decision, but we would greatly appreciate your understanding and support.
You can also expect Monster Monpiece to support up to 2 players via Ad-hoc/Network, with English subtitles and original Japanese voiceovers being used as well.
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