With the belated return of the Monster Rancher franchise with Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, we now see a collaborative effort between KOEI Tecmo and Bandai Namco. Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher – as the name suggests – is a Monster Raising sim where you bring up cute little destructive monsters such as Godzilla, Gamura and more.
The game is out now worldwide, and can be picked up digitally on the Nintendo eShop. For physical hunters out there, you can order the Asian version of the game through Play-Asia which offers English localisation options.
Check out the official store page description below:
Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher is a brand-new collaboration between Ultraman, a famous Japanese Tokusatsu work, and Monster Rancher, a popular role-playing simulation series. This new game introduces iconic Ultra Kaiju such as Alien Baltan, Zetton, and Gomora to the popular gameplay mechanics of raising and battling monsters from the Monster Rancher game.
1) Feed, Train, Explore!
Pick what you want to do every week and raise your Ultra Kaiju. Witness different sides of Ultra Kaiju that you’ve never seen before. Learn about their mannerisms and meet powerful Kaiju rivals. Battle it out in tournaments that emulate original clashes in the Ultraman work!
2) Discover Over 200 Different Types of Kaiju!
You can fuse Ultra Kaiju to create brand new variations! A Dada-patterned Zetton, a Red King with the horns of Gomora… There are many combinations to be found!
3) A New Regeneration Method!
NFC compatible devices such as transportation IC cards and more can be used to generate Kaiju. The NFC device will generate a unique Kaiju based on various properties. Experiment with NFC devices to find out what kind of Kaiju will be generated!
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