Monster Sanctuary Launches on PC and Consoles December 8

Monster Sanctuary finally comes out of early access on December 8 and it’s also coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One in addition to PC.

Monster Sanctuary has been slowly working its way to full release since it launched in early access in 2019. The game is a mix between Pokemon monster battling and classic Metroidvania exploration. That mash-up is quite the combination, and Monster Sanctuary even takes it a step further by giving each monster you catch its own skill tree. And now we don’t have to wait much longer for the full release. Today, Moi Rai Games and Team 17 announced the game is launching on December 8 on PC. Plus, it’s adding Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One  support on day one.

I’ve been following Monster Sanctuary since its early access release, so this news is pretty exciting. Of course, I’ve only played the demo so far as I prefer to wait for a full release. So, I can’t give too much first-hand experience on the game’s quality. That said, the Pokemon/Metroidvania combo is an incredibly enticing prospect. Especially if, like me, you’ve kind of fallen out of love with the Pokemon series over the last few years.

Like Temtem, Monster Sanctuary is giving the monster hunting genre a much-needed shot in the arm. Meshing in-depth monster-catching with fun exploration seems like a match made in heaven. And now the whole thing is coming to Switch? Sign me up.

Monster Sanctuary is coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One on December 8. If you just can’t wait, you can pick up the early access version right now on PC. You can also grab the demo on Steam if you just want to see what the game’s about before deciding to purchase.