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Monster Sanctuary

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Team 17
Developer: Moi Rai Games
Release Date: Dec. 8, 2020

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'Monster Sanctuary' (ALL) Gets Release Date, Also Comes To PS4, Switch and Xbox One - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2020 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT

Monster Sanctuary is a pixel art monster taming game featuring sideview visuals, metroidvania like exploration and challenging turn based combat.

As the youngest heir of an ancient bloodline of proud Monster Keepers, you step out into the world to follow in your ancestors' footsteps. You will gather a party of monsters to grow and train. Meanwhile, a series of unsettling events worries the experienced Keepers of the Monster Sanctuary. This is the beginning of a journey to unravel the cause of this mystery that threatens the peace between humans and monsters.

Monster Sanctuary is the idea of combining monster collecting, turn based combat and metroidvania-like exploration. Any monster you encounter can become a part of your own party. Additional monsters provide a lot of tactical options in combat or allow you to overcome certain obstacles to explore new areas.

Every monster has a unique skill tree. This lets you individualize your monster to pursue different strategies. Feeding and equipping your monsters to improve their stats further emphasizes this aspect.

The combo system gives additional depth to the combat. Each individual hit increases the damage of the next moves within the same combat turn. The loot system challenges you to find the quickest and most efficient way to end a battle - rewarding you with better loot. Grind and find the best combo to earn the rarest monster eggs!


Team17 and Moi Rai Games are announcing that monster taming, Metroidvania, role-playing game, Monster Sanctuary, is exiting Steam Early Access and will launch on PC on 8th December.

The game will also launch simultaneously that day on PS 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

The full launch of Monster Sanctuary in December will introduce further content for players to experience as they embark on their epic adventure, including the Abandoned Tower as an entirely new game area, as well as an additional secret area. 14 new monsters will also be joining the roster, alongside optional endgame Champions; Ultimate abilities for monsters above level 40; unique equipment; and further balancing changes.

“The full release of the game will bring an exciting five-year journey to an end. Monster Sanctuary originally started out as a hobby project of mine while having a normal day job, and back then I couldn't imagine that it would be released as a full-fledged game on multiple platforms with a publisher on my side. Ever since we launched the game into Early Access last year, the community feedback we’ve received has helped to improve the game and make it the best possible experience,” said Moi Rai Games Managing Director Denis Sinner.

Key Features:

  • Overcome and collect beasts: Creatures great and small are available to collect and battle, and can be upgraded via deep skill trees
  • Become the best Monster Keeper: A mysterious force threatens the peace between monsters and humans, and players will unravel these secrets through the story
  • Battle in tactical 3v3 combat: Player rosters of monsters can fight AI or other players in a turn-based 3v3 system, using elemental attacks and combos to devastating effect
  • Discover a deep Metroidvania world: From the depths of the Underworld to the heights of the Snowy Peaks, there is plenty to explore, and hidden areas to uncover using monster skills
  • Items and gear aplenty: Players will find a plethora of useful items on their journey, which may even open new avenues of navigation.

Monster Sanctuary is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC on December 8, 2020 for £15.99/€19.99/$19.99.


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