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Monster Train

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Good Shepherd Entertainment
Developer: Shiny Shoe
Release Date: Aug. 19, 2021

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'Monster Train' Comes To Nintendo Switch Later This Month With Bundled Content - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2021 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT

Monster Train First Class is a strategic roguelike deck-building game set on a train to Hell.

Hell has frozen over, and it’s up to you to protect the last Pyre from the forces of Heaven to make the underworld burn once more. Monster Train adds an extra strategic element to roguelike deck-builders with three vertical play fields that must be defended at a time. Build a deck of spells and minions from over 200 cards, and position your champions on each level to protect the train and your Pyre from invaders. With five clans to combine and fight for, challenging enemies to balance your deck against, and multiple routes to take through Hell, no playthrough is ever the same.

Monster Train is a roguelike deck building game with over 200 cards, 88 artifacts and a swathe of upgrades for any card in your deck. This makes each run and strategy truly unique. Take on challenging enemies as you level up your clans and covenant - you’ll never play the same deck twice.

To take back hell, you’ll need to power up. Choose your route carefully, different locations give different benefits; upgrade your champion, recruit powerful units, upgrade cards, gain passive bonuses or duplicate any card in your deck.


Good Shepherd Entertainment and indie developer Shiny Shoe announced that Monster Train is on its way to Nintendo Switch as Monster Train First Class and includes the full base game, “The Last Divinity” DLC, and bonus cards, units and gameplay features added in multiple free updates since the game’s original release.

With five clans to choose from, each has its own unique and surprising gameplay. Pick your primary and supporting clan to gain access to all cards from both. During your run you will be able to improve cards by mixing and matching upgrades to open up new roads to victory. You can even duplicate your favourite card at special map nodes before facing off against the final boss.

Monster Train’s unique time-based online multiplayer mode "Hell Rush" lets up to eight players compete against one another in time-based challenges for an exciting experience under intense pressure.Each player has the same resources and opponents to create a level playing field. With the clock ticking it’s a test of who can make the best decisions under pressure. Only a true speed demon can remain undefeated.

Take on a new challenge every day with a hugely modified run due to gameplay mutators. Compete globally and against friends, and climb the leaderboards with a skill-focused scoring system.

Design your own unique challenge and share it with friends. Each custom challenge has its own leaderboard so you can send your friends straight to hell.


Key Features

  • Roguelike Card Strategy with a Twist: Put your tactical skills to the ultimate test and experience a fresh take on deck-building with not one, but three battlegrounds to defend at the same time.
  • Choose Your Challenge: Monster Train First Class delivers 25 difficulty levels to overcome! Take on new daily challenges with hugely modified gameplay mutators and compete on the global leaderboards, then design your own unique challenges and share them with friends!
  • Endless Replayability: No run is ever the same! Unlock new items, choose different routes and decks, and face ever-changing enemies and bosses, with even more content included with “The Last Divinity” DLC.
  • Build & Master Unique Decks: Construct your decks from hundreds of upgradeable cards and a variety of monster clans with multiple levels to unlock.
  • Cross-Play Online Multiplayer: Hell Rush mode gives up to eight players (with cross-play between PC, Xbox and Switch) a frantic real-time competitive multiplayer battle of skills. You can also invite your friends on any platform to play custom cross-play matches with you.

Currently available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam), Monster Train is coming to Nintendo Switch (eShop) on August 19, 2021 for $29.99.


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