Monster Tale

Majesco Entertainment has announced that it will be giving Nintendo DS platformer Monster Tale a fresh spin on current hardware.

Currently only teased for "modern game platforms" – although, you'd imagine Switch is a safe bet with the original being a Nintendo exclusive – Monster Tale will be re-released later this year. Fans of the game will no doubt remember its half-platforming, half-pet-management gameplay starring the human-monster pairing of Ellie and Chomp, a duo tasked with ridding Monster World of the evil Kid-Kings.

It first appeared on DS back in 2011, with an eventual 3DS version set to be called Monster Tale Ultimate also being announced a few years later. That game sadly never arrived, so perhaps this new release will finally give fans the 'Ultimate' game they were hoping for.

Players in Monster Tale experience a seamless blend of classic gameplay styles of puzzle-platformers, Metroidvania, and pet management as they seek to rid the fantastic Monster World of the evil ragtag group the Kid-Kings. Working together Ellie and Chomp must learn new skills in order to return the world to the rightful hands of the monsters and help Ellie return home.

Monster Tale features a beautifully crafted world of 2D pixel artwork reminiscent of classic 90’s titles. As players explore the world as Ellie, they’ll unlock new abilities for her to use to overcome the obstacles she faces. They’ll also help to train her monster companion Chomp so that he can evolve and aid Ellie in their adventures.

We'll keep an eye out for more news on this one as we progress through the year, but feel free to let us know whether or not you've played it with a comment below. Are you hoping this new release comes to Switch?