If you love yourself a bit of Metroidvania exploration, Pokémon-like monster-taming RPG, and nostalgic retro vibes, you'll probably find yourself pretty intrigued by Monster Sanctuary.

This game blends all of the above, with combat focusing on team synergy and combos to try and distance itself from other popular franchises. New monsters that you collect will add extra strategic options to your combat, and can also be used to overcome obstacles that stand in the way of new areas. The game's story sees you play as the youngest heir of a bloodline of proud Monster Keepers, going on a journey to uncover the secrets behind a mystery which threatens the peace between humans and monsters.

When you first load up the game, you'll need to choose your starter monster (sound familiar?), before heading out and gathering plenty more. Each monster comes with its own special skill - such as flying to reach higher places - and can help you to unlock new areas and treasures.


The game has already been successfully funded on Kickstarter, smashing its €60,000 stretch goal to release on Switch. The campaign is still live, though - with nine days to go at the time of writing - so feel free to visit its Kickstarter page to learn more and pledge your support.

Naturally, the project is still rather early in its development cycle, with a release not expected until 2020. Still, if you're confident in what you see and want to support the creators, the option is there to do so.

What do you think? Will you be backing the project? Let us know in the comments.