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ULTRAMAN AND MONSTER RANCHER COLLIDE IN ULTRA KAIJU MONSTER RANCHER, COMING TO NINTENDO SWITCH IN 2022

Return to the Homestead with Over 200 Kaiju to Discover, Raise, and Train for Epic Battles of Monstrous Proportions
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IRVINE, Calif., (July 5, 2022) – Leading video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. today announced ULTRA KAIJU MONSTER RANCHER is coming to Nintendo Switch™ in 2022. The game is an intersection of two renowned franchises – Ultraman, the multimedia icon and pop culture sensation, and Monster Rancher, a beloved game series celebrating its 25th anniversary that lets players rear unique monsters for competition. 
 
In ULTRA KAIJU MONSTER RANCHER, players take on the role of an up-and-coming rancher to breed, befriend and train Ultra Kaiju for competition. The game features more than 200 kinds of Kaiju from the Ultraman series to collect via the Song Search function to play songs. Kaiju can also be generated using NFC-enabled devices or items such as transport ID cards. Players can also combine or synthesize monsters to create all-new-looking Kaiju. In addition to enjoying unique movements from Ultra Kaiju not typically seen in past works, ULTRA KAIJU MONSTER RANCHER sets the stage for epic clashes of monstrous proportions reminiscent of classic Ultraman bouts.
 
“Between Ultraman’s impressive roster of Ultra Kaiju and Monster Rancher’s expertise in simulating how to raise monsters, bridging both franchises is a natural fit to create a fantastic and fun monster breeding simulation,” said Kentaro Matano, Producer at Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. “Fans of these beloved franchises as well as those who enjoy monster breeding games will get a thrill from discovering, raising, and befriending their very own Kaiju and creating epic battles in ULTRA KAIJU MONSTER RANCHER!”
 
Also released today, get a peek at ULTRA KAIJU MONSTER RANCHER in the all-new announcement trailer at the following YouTube link (ready for embedding): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msyi10WPpY4 
 
ULTRA KAIJU MONSTER RANCHER comes to Nintendo Switch in 2022. More information on the upcoming release will be revealed soon. For information on this title and other products from Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., please visit www.bandainamcoent.com. Join the conversation on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS, check us out live on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/bandainamcous,  or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.
 
For press only, static assets are available at the Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. press room at www.bneapressroom.com; a library of video trailers ready for embedding are available on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/BandaiNamcoEntertainmentAmerica
 
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About Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., part of the Bandai Namco Group, is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for major video game consoles, PC, online, and mobile platforms. The company is known for creating many of the industry’s beloved classic franchises such as PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®, and publishing the critically acclaimed DARK SOULS™ series and the blockbuster title ELDEN RING™. Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. is also the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime-based video games including GUNDAM™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL™, and ONE PIECE®. Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com.
 
©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS
©Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
Developed by KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
 
Monster Rancher: ©KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
 
Press Release © Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.
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