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Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight Arrives March 16 on PS4

Combat-heavy platformer deeply inspired by Castlevania: Symphony of the Night launches next week.

rdein's Avatar Posted by Director, Bombservice

Hello, this is rdein. I’m the creator of the Momodora series and the main designer for Reverie Under the Moonlight, the latest instalment in the series. Our team, Bombservice, consists of four people: Hernan, who did animation and some programming; PKBT, who did programming; notoriousKnave, who worked on the soundtrack, and myself, who did the art, programming, design, and sounds.

I have very fond memories of playing gaming classics such as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Chrono Cross, way back in the original PlayStation days, and it’s that attachment that got me into making my own games in the first place. Those titles (among a few others) are truly inspirational to me, so I felt that it would be natural for me to try creating my own games based on the ideas I have. Now, it’s very exciting for me to have one of my games launching on a home console.

With that said, it is a great pleasure to bring this entry of the Momodora series to PS4! This game, which is actually the fourth Momodora game, is the work I’m most proud of.

For those who are unfamiliar with these titles, they play like old-school side-scrolling games. This one in particular leans towards a more combat-oriented gameplay rather than platforming challenges. There’s a focus on mixing melee and ranged attacks, together with timing dodge rolls to avoid enemy damage.

Personally, I feel like Reverie Under the Moonlight greatly expanded on the direction the previous entries were going for, and this improvement should be mostly noticeable in the gameplay and the visuals.

I should also mention that, even though this is the fourth entry in the series, its story acts as a prequel to the other previously released titles, and is set many centuries before them. The main character of this game, a priestess called Kaho, is the one who served as a role model for many characters present in previous Momodora games. Because I had teased her before, I thought it would be interesting to create a game starring her, as she played a major role in the world of Momodora. In some ways, her story is like an origin story for the lore of the series.

Because of that, even if you haven’t played any other Momodora games, there isn’t any risk of missing out on any plot elements from previous games. In fact, some elements in the previous games may become a bit clearer through clearing Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, but I wouldn’t want to spoil anything now.

When I casually got interested in making games, working on a game like this felt like a distant dream. It’s been a long road since then, and a very interesting learning experience. I’m very grateful for that, and I hope I can keep improving upon my designs from now on, learning more to realize the future ideas I have in mind. But for now, please have fun with Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, which is launching March 16 on PS4!

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Carlytto said:

March 9th, 6:39 am

I’m down. Looks like fun

Thermopyle2 said:

March 9th, 6:56 am

This looks great. I know it’s been on PC a while and is well-liked on Steam. Will it be hitting the $10 price point on PS4 as well?

Any chance you’ll be bringing the other games over?

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    Meghan Bridges said:

    March 9th, 6:04 pm

    Yes, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is planned to be $9.99.

    As for the other games, probably not. Only Momodora: RUtM is scheduled for PS4

Gorvi said:

March 9th, 7:02 am

That looks great. Any chance for a Vita version?

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    Meghan Bridges said:

    March 9th, 6:04 pm

    We are looking into doing one, but it would be much later down the line. Sadly, no promises can be made right now.

atomkilla64 said:

March 9th, 7:21 am

When we are going to get a PS Vita version

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    Meghan Bridges said:

    March 9th, 6:05 pm

    We are looking into the possibility of doing one, but if we do, it will still be a while before it comes. I can’t make any promises on that yet sadly.

DustyBlue said:

March 9th, 7:39 am

Awesome gif!

Cat_Corye said:

March 9th, 7:43 am

Will it be coming to the Nintendo Switch? If so, it be a double buy for me.

Seen gameplay of this and was going to get it on PC. But not anymore now, hope to see another game like this.

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    Meghan Bridges said:

    March 9th, 6:07 pm

    It won’t be coming to the Switch. The engine that Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is made in, isn’t compatible. Making it for the Switch means building the whole game again from the ground up. Rdein has stated that he’d prefer to work on a new game rather than remake one he already finished.

Trendy_Kid said:

March 9th, 7:55 am

This is one of the highest rated games on Steam. I am so excited to finally get to play!!

Mononon said:

March 9th, 7:58 am

Fantastic game. Loved it on PC. It is very short though. You could easily clear it in one sitting. I loved every minute of it though. Very very solid game.

Seluhir said:

March 9th, 8:00 am

Interesting game. It just makes me sad that it’s coming out in the most packed month of the first half of the year for releases for me… I’ll make a note of this to come back to though definitely. :)

Ramen_4_Life said:

March 9th, 8:02 am

Seems like a fun game to play. Hopefully it will perform well enough to bring the rest of the series to PlayStation.

MoitaFlores said:

March 9th, 8:33 am


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    Meghan Bridges said:

    March 9th, 6:08 pm

    Hi! I understand the undying love for Vita, which is why I can only say that we are looking into it. It may take some time before it comes, and I can’t make any promises on it at the moment sadly.

BathoryBlaze said:

March 9th, 9:35 am

This looks super cute. I definitely want to check this game out sometime. I loved Symphony of the Night too. Can’t wait to play Bloodstained as well.

Tomoprime said:

March 9th, 10:16 am

Come on man. Let the high qualty cover art match the 8/16bit pixel art?

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March 9th, 10:59 am


Postmita said:

March 9th, 12:59 pm

Congrats on getting this towards release! The PS4 has the best library of games because of people like you pushing to release on it so thank you for making this game!

KuiperBeltran said:

March 9th, 1:45 pm

“This game rocks, you’re a roly poly loli cannoli with a leaf and you kill monsters, what more do you want”

Kishnabe said:

March 9th, 2:10 pm

Why do they all have red eyes?

Vita version, if possible :).

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    Meghan Bridges said:

    March 9th, 6:10 pm

    Although I can’t make any promises yet, a Vita version is being looked into.

Mobius2525 said:

March 9th, 4:25 pm

This game looks good will be perfect on the vita.

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    Meghan Bridges said:

    March 9th, 6:10 pm

    A Vita version is being looking into, but sadly we can’t make any promises yet.

DesolatiionAngel said:

March 9th, 9:01 pm

I will buy it for PS4 looks fun and if it comes for the vita I will buy it also

TheBigSpoon said:

March 10th, 12:48 am

On Thursday, and not Tuesday? What’s the reason for that? Regardless, I will get it :)

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    Meghan Bridges said:

    March 10th, 2:17 am

    Since its a worldwide release, we had to match with release dates in all regions, including Europe and Japan.

mugiwarashinobu said:

March 11th, 7:52 pm

This is a digital only game right?

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    Meghan Bridges said:

    March 12th, 5:44 pm

    At the moment it is planned for digital release only.

gigadrillbreak32 said:

March 11th, 9:25 pm

Thanks for letting us know the release date. The trailer for it on youtube didnt have it so i was wondering when it would be available. after watching the trailer i was really interested in this so its great knowing that it will be released in just a few days

jdangelo187 said:

March 16th, 7:34 am

When does the US store update? I need this game in my life, and can’t find it. Own it on PC, but waited in hopes of this port becoming a thing before it was announced. Any idea??

madebyshady1993 said:

March 18th, 7:46 pm

Would love to give this game a try. It looks like the developer put a lot of love and care into this. I’ll wait a bit and see if it comes to Vita/PSTV.

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