This is a collaboration between the famous Japanese Tokusatsu work Ultraman and the role-playing simulation series Monster Rancher, in which iconic Ultra Kaiju such as Alien Baltan, Zetton and Gomora are introduced to Monster Rancher’s popular gameplay mechanics that challenge you to raise and battle monsters.
“Between Ultraman’s impressive roster of Ultra Kaiju and Monster Rancher’s expertise in simulating how to raise monsters, bridging both franchises is a natural fit to create a fantastic and fun monster breeding simulation,” explains Bandai Namco Entertainment producer Kentaro Matano. “Fans of these beloved franchises as well as those who enjoy monster breeding games will get a thrill from discovering, raising, and befriending their very own Kaiju and creating epic battles in Ultra Kaiju: Monster Rancher!”
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Discover Many Types of Ultra Kaiju: Summon your Kaiju by searching the digital CD database or scanning NFC-compatible cards and more.
- Raise and Train Your Ultra Kaiju: Explore and train to unleash the full strength of your Ultra Kaiju. Players can enjoy unique and cute movements of Ultra Kaiju that are not usually seen in the original Ultraman series.
- Battle to Become the Ultimate Kaiju Trainer: Compete in tournaments to test your skills.
- Combining Ultra Kaiju: Combine Ultra Kaijus to unlock new variations, including a Zetton-patterned Gomora! Over 200 types of Kaiju to be discovered.
Ultra Kaiju: Monster Rancher will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2022.