Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX Releasing Worldwide in December
Koei Tecmo announced that it is releasing a Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX bundle worldwide on December 9, 2021. The bundle, containing remastered versions of Monster Rancher and Monster Rancher 2, will be available on PC, Nintendo Switch, and iOS. It comes on the back of recent Japanese re-releases for both games in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
The remastered versions of the games include new features such as additional save slots, Freeze slots, and Monster Hall of Fame slots. It also includes a memo feature to use while raising monsters, rankings for random battles, and a high-speed mode. The games’ monster-generating feature, where players used physical CDs to spawn different monsters, has been reworked so that players can search a database to find CDs.
Monster Rancher (known as Monster Farm in Japan) originally released for PlayStation in 1997, with Monster Rancher 2 following in 1999. The games see players generating and training monsters for use in fighting tournaments against other monsters.