Heroland is an XSEED theme park JRPG for Switch, has Mother 3 artist

Heroland is an XSEED theme park JRPG for Switch 2019, has Mother 3 artist

Heroland checks alllll the right boxes. Originally released in Japan in 2018 as Work x Work, this JRPG from XSEED Games is releasing for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2019. Developers from a range of RPGs are involved in this project, including Mother 3 art director Nobuhiro Imagawa. Check out the full game description courtesy of XSEED:

Put on your nostalgia goggles for this single-player RPG about a theme park where guests can explore dungeons, beat up baddies, and become legendary heroes—while the player assists from the sidelines as a tour guide! Released in Japan as WORK x WORK, this tale of princes and pixels is told by over 20 quirky characters, including overzealous knights, an irascible otter, and… *checks notes* man-eating broccoli? When the Dark Lord’s monsters are also your coworkers, it’s hard to draw the line between work and play! Directed by Takahiro Yamane (Fantasy Life), written by Nobuyuki Inoue (Legend of Mana), set in a colorful 2D world created by Nobuhiro Imagawa (MOTHER 3, Legend of Mana), and jam-packed with Tsukasa Masuko’s (Shin Megami Tensei) whimsical tunes, this adventure is one that cannot be forgotten! Developed by FuRyu and published in North America by XSEED Games, Heroland is in development for a 2019 launch.

Now check out the original Japanese trailer for the game here: (No, sorry, I have no idea what’s going on in any of it. I just know it looks awesome.)

Are you interested in Heroland, and why is the answer “YES, JEEZUS YES”? Tell us down below! Stay tuned for our E3 impressions of the game.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!