The Japanese version of today’s Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase featured a game that was absent from other regions. Ultra Kaiju Monster Farm is a crossover between the Monster Rancher video game series and the TV series Ultraman, and it’s being developed by Bandai Namco. The release is planned for sometime in 2022, and an English localization has not been announced. Check out details on the game below via Siliconera.
“In the game, players will establish their own massive farm and build it with the help of various Kaiju monsters from the Ultraman series. In keeping with Monster Rancher tradition, Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher players will recruit new Kaiju by putting random media into the game. However, since the Switch doesn’t have a disc drive to take music CDs or DVDs, the recruitment methods are all-digital. Players can search pieces of music by title or artist to generate new Kaiju. They’ll also be able to use IC “smart” cards used in transit systems (like Suica or Icoca), or the NFC chips in smartphones, for Kaiju recruitment. Classic Ultraman Kaiju like Zetton, Gomora, and Alien Baltan were shown. Players will train their Kaiju to improve their stats, have them race rivals, build Ultra-size snow sculptures, and even do some sparring. They can also fuse Kaiju to find the ultimate monster.”