LINE and Koei Tecmo have announced that LINE: Monster Rancher will be coming out for iOS and Android devices in 2022 in Japan.
The upcoming title will be a new game in the series and will feature updated graphics combined with the monster breeding systems that made the original game beloved amongst fans. While a release window outside of Japan has not been determined, or even if it will receive an English launch, we’ll have to wait for more details and official announcements.
You can check out the announcement trailer below:
Here’s an overview of the game courtesy of Gematsu:
The Monster Breeding of the Past Returns – Train and strengthen various unique monsters as a new breeder, then aim for victory in tournaments. Pamper your monsters too much and they may fall behind in training—but push them too hard and they may run away! As a breeder, enjoy breeding monsters in your own way while understanding their aptitude and condition.
Your Favorite Monsters Reborn in the Latest Graphics – Train and battle monsters from Monster Rancher and Monster Rancher 2, reborn in the latest graphics. New monsters unique to LINE: Monster Rancher will also appear.
Unique New Features – Various new features have been added, such as the ability to send the monsters you breed on expeditions to various locations, as well as form teams of multiple monsters to compete in ranked breeder battles.
New Monster Generation Methods – Create monsters in a new generation method unique to LINE. More details will be announced at a later date.
To find out more about this upcoming release, you can check out the official website HERE.