Koei Tecmo has announced that the beloved Monster Rancher series will make its coming to the Nintendo Switch, PC, and iOS as Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX is coming on December 9, 2021 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the series.
Monster Rancher series Executive Producer Kazumi Fujita shares a short message about bringing the series back in the announcement trailer below:
You can see the official description below:
In celebration of the magical series’ 25th anniversary, Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX brings the wildly popular simulation games to modern hardware where players raise their own monsters and train them to compete against other eccentric creatures in combat and tournaments. With hundreds of different monster types, each with their own skills and abilities, every Rancher will be able to raise and train monsters that are a perfect fit for their personality and play style.
The special collection also includes content that was never originally featured in the original Western release, such as additional save slots, Freeze slots, and Monster Hall of Fame slots. New features have also been added to Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, including a memo feature to use while raising monsters, rankings for random battles, and a high-speed mode to play through the game faster.
The Monster Rancher series originally launched with a unique feature that allowed players to use physical CDs to generate monsters in the game, with each CD having a unique ID that would spawn a different monster. This feature has been re-worked in Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, allowing players to search a database to find their desired CD and generate a monster from its data. Enjoy searching a vast database of songs from around the world and generating monsters based off of some of your favourite music!
Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX will no longer employ a CD-based method of generating monsters, but will instead use a database to find a certain CD. Sounds (pun intended) interesting, to say the least!
Will you be playing this game when it comes out later this year?