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Whenever Team17 are involved with a game, there’s always a great chance it’ll turn out pretty well, which is why it’s quite exciting to see Monster Sanctuary emerge onto a multitude of platforms. Prepare for a Metroidvania style experience with a Pokémon-esque monster collecting element as you vow to become the greatest Monster Keeper of all time.

In Monster Sanctuary, you’ll embark on a quest that sees you collecting monsters, training them up, and battling for supremacy. It’s all part of the big plan to follow in the footsteps of your ancestors by achieving a reputation as the ultimate Monster Keeper. Only on this fateful journey can you save the Monster Sanctuary and unravel a mystery that looks to disrupt the peace between humans and monsters. 

Battling is an important aspect in succeeding here, with strategic 3vs3 combat at the heart of the action. Orchestrating attacks and creating combos is key to getting the most out of your tussling trio. Each monster has its own unique skill tree to upgrade too, enabling you to train them in a way that suits the rest of the party. And if you’re feeling confident, your team can even go head-to-head online against other people’s team for an epic encounter to witness whose monsters will stand tall. 

These monsters are extremely handy while exploring the Metroidvania-inspired, pixel world as their powers open up numerous possibilities; for example, gliding across gaps, breaking down walls, and slashing vines out of the way.

Should taming monsters sound like fun, Monster Sanctuary is available for purchase right now on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC. For us that means a trip to the Xbox Store is required, where it’s priced at £15.99 – or, if you’re a Game Pass subscriber, you’ll be able to play at no extra cost.

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Game Description:

Monster taming meets metroidvania. Collect, train and battle monsters in a lovely side-view pixel world. 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. 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 3V3 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! Battle Monster Keepers across the world! Go head to head in a test of skill and ability in online player vs player! Gather and train monsters, max out their skill trees and take on friends and foes in an epic battle until your monsters are the last standing.

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