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While the Partner Showcase was filled with exciting games, Japan’s Partner Showcase included another interesting announcement: Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher.

I’ve never played the Monster Rancher games, but it’s a series that’s interested me, especially since 1 & 2 were recently remastered.

Monster Rancher is a monster-raising game in which you get monsters by using CDs. Later games used different methods, and the remasters opted to use a music database to let you search for songs to generate monsters from.

This new entry is a crossover with the Ultraman franchise, so the monsters you’ll be raising are Ultra Kaiju.

That’s… such a strange combination, but the idea of raising kaiju is so bizarre I love it.

And while no global release has been announced, it turns out there will be an English version. The Southeast Asia version will be released with an English translation, and since the Switch is region-free, that means we’ll be able to play it even if it isn’t released here.

Play-Asia already has a page up for the English version, although preorders aren’t open yet.

Update: A digital western release was later confirmed.

Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher is the sort of weird idea I can’t help but be interested in. I bet most people wouldn’t have guessed the first new Monster Rancher game in over a decade would be this. What do you think of this unexpected crossover?

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