Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX are coming to Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile devices

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX are coming to Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile devices

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX are coming to Nintendo Switch

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Monster Rancher series, Koei Tecmo has announced Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, a collection that includes the first two chapters that will be available from December 9th for PC, Nintendo Switch, iPhone and iPad.

Released for PlayStation 1 back in 1997, the first Monster Rancher never made it to Europe. Monster Rancher 2, on the other hand, arrived in our shores in 2000 with the simple title of "Monster Rancher", that is a few months before the unforgettable animated series was broadcast on Rai 2.

Who played the original surely remember the nice feature that allowed you to generate monsters in the game using your CD collection. Well the re-release offers a variation of this feature, allowing you to use a CD database to summon your favorite creatures. In addition, this edition offers the possibility to access the sound effects of the original version and the addition of an accelerated mode.

"Welcome to the magical world of Monster Rancher! The beloved series makes its triumphant return with Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, bringing the popular Monster Rancher and Monster Rancher 2 simulators into one collection. your monsters and train them to compete against other eccentric creatures in fights and tournaments. With hundreds of different types of monsters, each with their own skills and abilities, each player will be able to breed and train the monster that perfectly suits their personality and style of play. Longtime fans and new players alike will enjoy the timeless monster training and fighting experience in Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, "reads the synopsis of the official site.

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Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX is coming to iOS devices this December

Monster Rancher fans will be delighted to know that the popular Pokémon-esque series is re-launching on mobile. The revived classics will have another chance to shine on iOS devices, PC, and on the Nintendo Switch, bringing back the retro monsters via Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX.

Koei Tecmo’s monster-collecting bundles will feature Monster Rancher (1997) and Monster Rancher 2 (1999), launching on December 9th. Players will once again be able to raise monsters, train them, and send them off to battle with other monsters in exciting tournaments. While the original Monster Rancher games featured physical CDs that let players unlock monsters in the game, the remasters have now instead built a database for players to find “CDs” or specific IDs for monsters in order to generate them.

The re-release will also feature new content such as Freeze slots and Monster Hall of Fame slots, along with convenience features like a handy memo and a special mode that speeds up the gameplay. Players will also be able to see rankings for random battles.

You can discover more about the series from this special announcement video embedded above - it features a message from Fujita-san, Executive Producer of the Monster Rancher series, with more news about the celebration of the franchise’s 25th anniversary. The re-release will apparently let players from around the world play with fans from Japan as well, so you can enjoy battling with newfound friends no matter where you are. The video also mentions that they’re currently rebalancing the monsters, so expect to see some improved creatures - and some nerfed ones - in the re-release.

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