Team17 to Publish Monster Ranching Metroidvania Game “Monster Sanctuary”

Team17 has announced they’ve partnered with Moi Rai Games to publish Monster Sanctuary.

Their upcoming monster-ranching metroidvania game is set for a Windows PC release (via Steam Early Access) sometime this year, with a full release to follow later. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game.

In case you missed it, you can find our thorough hands-on preview for the game here. Our preview is based on the playable demo, which is available now.

Here’s a rundown on the game:

Choose your spectral familiar and follow in your ancestors’ footsteps to become a Monster keeper and save the Monster Sanctuary.

Embark on an epic adventure using the powers of the monsters you collect, and the team you build, to unlock an ever-expanding world. On your quest to become the ultimate Monster Keeper you’ll unravel the cause of a mystery that threatens the peace between humans and monsters.

Key Features:

  • Explore a Metroidvania-inspired world. The powers of your monsters will allow you to explore and expand the world. Cut down vines, smash down walls and glide over gaps- all with the help of your monsters.
  • Assemble your team. Hatch collect and train monsters from across the world and build your team. Every monster has a unique skill tree to allow you to customize and tailor your party.
  • Clash in tactical three-versus-three combat. Strategically order your attacks for maximum efficiency, stacking your blows to create combos.Grind and find the best combo to earn the rarest monster eggs!
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