Monster Sanctuary is planned for release via Steam Early Access in 2019, followed by a full release at a later date. A demo is available now.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Monster Sanctuary to the Team17 Games Label,” said Team17 Group CEO Debbie Bestwick in a press release. “Moi Rai Games have created an amazing game which already has a passionate community behind it. It’s a really compelling experience for gamers of all ages and we’re excited to be helping Moi Rai to realize their vision.”
Moi Rai Games founder Denis Sinner added, “We are delighted to be able to work with a publisher as prestigious and passionate as Team17. From classics like Worms to newer indie hits like The Escapists, we are happy to see Monster Sanctuary join the Team17 line-up. Thanks to Team17, we are able to focus, improve and add a level of polish to our game that we never dreamt of when we first started developing it in our free time. We are confident that together we will deliver the best possible version of Monster Sanctuary.”
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
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 three-versus-three 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!
Watch a trailer below.