Konami announced a monster-battling Nintendo Switch game called Solomon Program back in January 2020. It’s been a while since we heard about it, but we now know it’s a free-to-play title with paid DLC. Moreover, it has a release date in Japan set for Feb. 25, 2021.
Solomon Program is what the developers are calling a “battlegramming strategy” game. The odd term comes from a combination of battle, programming, and strategy — the three key components that make up the gameplay. The battles focus on programming various orders for your party of up to four monsters. Players program everything from attack targets to unit behavior, with the primary objective of taking out the opponent’s king.
Once you set all of your programming in place, the monsters set off to do everything as programmed. You can power up and customize monsters using points acquired from battles. If grinding isn’t your thing, the Deep Mining mode will passively train your monsters while the game is in sleep mode. After leveling up their monsters, players will also get to test out their monster-programming skills against other players in online battles.
You can check out how the programmed battles play out in the Solomon Program Switch video below:
Solomon Program launches as a free-to-play title for Switch in Japan next week. In addition to paid DLC, Konami will release free DLC in the future. The game has not been announced outside of Japan.