Monster Sanctuary is a combination of Metroidvania and a monster-taming game developed by Moi Rai Games, a crew of only two people. After five years in development and a long time in Early Access – Monster Sanctuary is almost ready to launch on PC and consoles.

The final version of Monster Sanctuary will be available on PC, Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on December 8. Here’s a trailer to prove it.

For years people have become more and more frustrated with the most successful monster taming series out there – Pokemon. From this frustration, a new generation of monster taming games was born. Among them are Nexomon Extinction, Temtem, and now – Monster Sanctuary.

In Monster Sanctuary, you play as the youngest heir to an ancient bloodline of Monster Keepers. You set out on a journey to join your ancestors and be the very best like no one ever was. In your adventures, you come across mysteries and dangers that threaten the whole of humankind, as teenagers in video games often do.

of course, you first have to choose your bloodline’s Familiar from four different starters, each with their own stats and attributes. After that fateful decision, you begin a quest that will lead you to hatch, train, and evolve your monsters. You will do it through a progression system with a full and deep skill tree for each monster.

Engage in 3-on-3 turned-based battles against AI or another player online. You better bring your A-game, as you will need to utilize both elemental advantages and combos if you want to win.

Monster Sanctuary doesn’t stop there. Using your monsters in fights is just the tip of the monster iceberg. The world you play in has many obstacles and difficult roads, and you will need different monsters with unique skills to overcome them. You will also need to collect gear to better prepare your monsters for what’s to come.

So, Monster Keeper, are you ready? Monster Sanctuary will launch on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on December 8.

Currently, there is no information on whether the game is heading to next-gen consoles, and we have no indication it ever will.

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