Zoo Corporation has revealed that the Nintendo Switch version of “Akatsuki: Lord of the Dawn” will be available on March 28, 2024. There will be a 20% off launch sale to celebrate the launch.

ZOO GAMES has released two 2D pixel art games so far: the first being the hack-and-slash rogue-lite action game “Rogue Explorer” (released in 2021), and the second being the rogue-like dungeon exploration shooting game “Mystic Gate” (released in 2023).

The third installment, “Akatsuki: Lord of the Dawn,” is a role-playing game where players can experience the growth and battles of the protagonist while enjoying the retro atmosphere of 2D pixel art!

About the game:

Akatsuki: Lord of the Dawn is a real-time battle RPG where you make your own parties from a large variety of characters, use various military formations and techniques to take down your enemies.

The war between man and the demon king has ended, but the world is left ravaged. You take the role of a newly appointed lord, traveling across your lands to free your people from the remnants of the demon kings armies to bring back peace and stability once and for all.


It’s been a few years since the war ended and the demon king fell, but the world is still suffering in the aftermath.

In the kingdom of Krenian, the king OdorianIV declares that the time has come to rid the kingdom of the demon kings forces, to rebuild and finally bring peace to his kingdom.

He appoints those most worthy in each region of his kingdom into new lords, tasking them with this endeavor.

One of those chosen is our protagonist, Ark Badona, in The Land of Dawn within the region of Celestia. Tasked with ridding his lands of the demon king’s armies he sets out on his journey—


  • Can you become a lord worthy of your people and the king’s praise?!

Become a lord and play as Ark Badona, carrying out your new duties. Take on quests and fight monsters as the story unfolds, and watch Ark grow through his journey.

  • Utilize battle formations in real-time combat!

Choose between 48 different convoy characters to fill up your party, and utilize the 10 unique formations to lead your forces to victory!

  • Build your economy and rebuild your lands!

Build facilities for agriculture, fishing, forestry and more to rebuild the lands! Gather materials and research to create powerful weapons and armor to strengthen your troops!

  • They key to victory lies in training your convoy characters!

Your convoy characters will fight automatically during battle. By raising their levels and giving them powerful equipment you can strengthen your forces, securing victory in battle. And by researching high-grade subclasses and performing class-ups you can power them up even further!

Product Summary:

  • Title name: Akatsuki: Lord of the Dawn
  • Publisher: ZOO Corporation
  • System: Nintendo Switch
  • Available: Download software
  • Release Date: March 28, 2024 (Local time)
  • Price: 9.99 USD
  • Language: English, Japanese (Languages to be added in updates after release: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish)
  • Features: Handheld mode, Tabletop mode, TV mode
  • Download size: 150.00 MB
  • Players: Single System (1)
  • Compatible controllers: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
  • This game supports: Save Data Cloud
  • Categories: RPG / Strategy

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