Amidst all this downtime, KOEI Tecmo over in Japan have released a new update to their Monster Rancher (or Monster Farm) reboot for iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch.
You can read the full details of the free update below:
Save Slot Added
One free manual save slot has been added. In addition to the two free save slots, you can purchase up to 12 additional save slots for 120 yen each, or the full 12-pack for 980 yen.
Battle Mode: 1P Entry Method Changed
While you were previously only able to select your own monster, now you can select from monsters uploaded by other players, making battles and tournaments between players easier.
Player Participatory Tournament Mode Added
Player participatory tournaments will be held in the future. Players will be able to participate by simply registering a monster that meet the tournament’s conditions, and battles will play out automatically without instruction from breeders.
Music Data Added
Added music data for CD titles released between September 29, 2019 and February 1, 2020, and for Switch physical edition titles released between September 2019 and January 2020. (The latter data is exclusively for the Switch version.)
New Monsters Added
New monsters derived from existing monster species have been added.
Added Ability Total display.
Other subtle changes and bug fixes.
There is still no news on a Western localisation of the title, however you can pick up the game through the Nintendo Switch eShop due to it’s region free architecture.
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