By Jenae R / December 9th, 2021
KOEI TECMO America has announced that Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX is now digitally available for Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam and iOS. This collection contains modern ports of the first two Monster Rancher games which originally released in the late ’90s, in addition to some content never before seen in the West and various brand new content. Feel free to check out the new launch trailer down below and read more about these two games and their brand new release.
In celebration of the series’ 25th anniversary, Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX bundles together the fan-favorite Monster Rancher 1 (1997) and Monster Rancher 2 (1999) and brings them to modern hardware for the first time. The beloved titles allow players to birth monsters from their favorite music, using an online database to choose the album they desire, with each album birthing its own monster. Players will then raise their monsters and train them to compete against other eccentric creatures in combat and tournaments – each with their own attributes and abilities – allowing players to find the perfect companion to secure their victory!
Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX features the complete versions of both games, including content that didn’t appear in the original Western launch, such as additional save slots, Freeze slots, Monster Hall of Fame slots, and 27 additional monsters. The new release adds further new content to make the titles even more enjoyable, including Training Records to help with raising monsters, rankings for random battles, and a Fast Forward mode to speed up the gameplay.
In addition, players will be able to show off their monster raising abilities post-launch in the Monster Koushien World Battle, a special tournament that will allow fans of the series to discover who is the number one player in the world. Originally a Japanese only tournament, this tournament will mark the first world tournament for the series with players able to upload their save data to the game servers from anywhere in the world to see whose monster reigns supreme.
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