Publisher SOEDESCO and developer Studio Aurum’s Pokémon inspired monster-taming adventure Monster Crown is available today on PC in Steam Early Access, giving players a chance to get a taste of the grand adventure that’s ahead of them. It had a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2018, so it’s great to see that backers can finally experience it’s surprisingly dark adventure. You can check out the new Early Access trailer down below:

Unravel Crown Island’s dark story as you create your own monster legacy. With a history of sadistic rulers and heroic saviors, the island faces another threat in the form of a malicious young woman seeking power. It’s up to you and the monsters you make pacts with to prevent the return of tyranny. Will your decisions make you a savior or a dark messiah?

To become a competitive battler in Monster Crown, players need to breed the perfect monster. When they begin their journey on Crown Island, there are over 200 base monsters roaming the wild. Unlike here on earth, it’s the monsters that rule mankind. Players will have to make pacts with these monsters to get them on their side. Only then they can breed these monsters to create new offspring that is a true mix of both parents. Each new species is unique, since appearance, moves, stats and even the moves the monster is capable of learning are all inherited. A brilliant breeder may find their creations in high demand by competitive battlers and collectors. 

Take a look at a gallery of screenshots showing the game in action below:

Monster Crown is out today on PC via Steam Early Access – it’s also due to hit the Nintendo Switch in the near future. You can check out the game’s Steam page through this link.