DS Game Monster Tale Coming to 'Modern Platforms' This Year

Majesco and Dreamrift's Nintendo DS game Monster Tale will be coming to "modern platforms" sometime later in 2021, although the announcement leaves us with more questions than answers.

Published: January 11, 2021 5:23 PM /


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Monster Tale rerelease will be coming to "modern platforms" sometime later this year, although the announcement has left us with a lot of questions about what we can expect.

Monster Tale is a game that combines virtual pet and platforming elements into a unique, adorable title that originally released for the Nintendo DS nearly a decade ago. A revival for the Nintendo 3DS was previously announced a few years later, but fans were ultimately disappointed when the game never made it onto the platform. Now, this DS classic is getting a second chance with its upcoming arrival on modern platforms.

Check out this trailer for the original to get a feel for what you can expect to see:

Ellie and her monster friend Chomp will do battle against the baddest monsters in the world, many of whom are controlled by some not-so-nice kids. It won't be an easy battle, though — there are some challenging platforming levels for players to overcome along the way!

It's really cool to see a game like this get revived nearly 10 years later. Unfortunately, that's all we really know — the press release (via Gematsu) states that the game will be coming to modern platforms without further details. It doesn't detail if this is a port, a remake, or a remaster, either.

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When is the Monster Tale Release Date?

The Monster Tale release date will likely be sometime later in 2021 according to a press release from the publisher.

"Full of captivating whimsy and adventure, Monster Tale will be coming to current platforms in the coming year," read the press release.

For now, it seems that Majesco is intent on bringing this game back to life. How it will look (and where you can buy it) is a bit of a mystery for now. In the meantime, you can keep an eye on Majesco's Twitter to see if any more details are released about this surprising new announcement. We've reached out to Majesco Entertainment and will update this article when we receive a reply.

What do you think of Monster Tale getting released on modern systems? Did you have a chance to play the original? Let us know in the comments below!

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