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We’ve all wanted to date at least one giant, city-destroying monster in our lives. “No we haven–” Yes you have. Do not lie to me. And if you legitimately haven’t, then I do not want to be your friend. But for us normal people, the monster lovers, then a game from developer Squiddershins and publisher Top Hat Studios, Inc. is coming to finally satiate our desires: Kaichu – The Kaiju Dating Sim, a supercute dating sim where you’ll destroy the city in your effort to woo other monsters.



The press release describes the game as follows:


With an Original Soundtrack by Clark Aboud (Kind Words, Slay the Spire), hand-painted backgrounds and meticulously animated Kaiju by Jason Boyer (designer of Good Pizza, Great Pizza), and a tongue-in-cheek script by Ryan Pietz, Kaichu – The Kaiju Dating Sim is sure to charm with it’s cuddly aesthetic. In Kaichu, players will have the opportunity to meet 6 other eligible Kaiju from around the globe, ranging from the sentient, voluptuous volcano vixen Tephra to the enormous flexing fowl Garudan. Kaiju express their feelings and desires through a complex [sic] and destructive courtship rituals so players will be guided by 2 loyal news anchors who are tracking the movements of Kaiju across the globe. Players will  need to call on their expert analysis to deduce the likes, dislikes, and quirks of each eligible Kaiju in oder [sic] to find their perfect soulmate. 


The game will feature over 24 locations, with players having to learn the ins and outs of kaiju partners to say all the right things on successful dates. Kaichu – The Kaiju Dating Sim launches on September 7th and will be available on the Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop for $9.99.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.