Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022
Update [Sat 2nd Jul, 2022 07:00 BST]: Following the Japanese announcement of the Nintendo Direct Mini earlier this week, Bandai Namco has now confirmed a Western release at this year’s Anime Expo. It will be a digital Switch eShop release here in the west. Above is the trailer.
Original [Wed 29th Jun, 2022 06:45 BST]: Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct Mini in Japan included additional Switch announcements, and in case you missed it, one of them was Ultra Kaiju Monster Breeder. It is published by Bandai Namco and developed by Koei Tecmo and will launch at some point this year in Japan and Asia. There’s no word (yet) on a Western release, but it does include English subtitles.
As you may have already gathered from the title, this is a collaboration between the Ultraman franchise and also the monster breeding simulation series, Monster Breeder – which is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. This new game is described as a Kaiju breeding simulation – adopting the core systems of Monster Breeder and Monster Breeder 2 – allowing you to raise all kinds of Ultra Kaiju.
Players will have the opportunity to raise Kaiju by feeding, training, studying, and adventuring. You will then fight them and even merge them. This game will also support NFC-tech and IC cards, which can be scanned with Switch commands. Again, there’s no word on a local release, but if we hear anything we’ll be sure to let you know. Like the look of this one? Leave a comment below.