At the recent Nintendo Direct mini Partner Showcase for Japan, Bandai Namco Entertainment and Koei Tecmo revealed Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher for Nintendo Switch. Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher is a new Monster Rancher game developed by Koei Tecmo that has you raising Kaiju like Gomora, Zetton, and more. It is the first console Monster Rancher release following the recent Monster Rancher 1&2 DX. At Anime Expo, Bandai Namco Entertainment America confirmed that this will be coming to the West. Today, the publisher announced the Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher release date for the West. Watch the Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher release date trailer below:

Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher physical release

As of now, there are no details for an English physical release for Japan and Asia. The North American release is digital-only.

This will support NFC scanning to generate Kaiju as well as confirmed by Bandai Namco Entertainment SEA. Check out the official Japanese website here. I’m surprised that this is coming over to the West at all given the licensing, but it is great to see. I’m definitely going to play this on Switch.

Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher releases on October 20 for Nintendo Switch in North America.

Updated on October 7: Added the North American release date.

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