While Monster Rancher / Monster Farm has had a bit of a resurgeunce of late with the re-releases of Monster Rancher 1&2 on Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android and Steam, there is now a new entry in the franchise coming to mobile.
LINE: Monster Rancher, developed by LINE Corporation (developers of games such as Disney Tsum Tsum and Dr Mario World) in collaboration with KOEI Tecmo. The game will be releasing on iOS and Android in Japan sometime in 2022. You can read the game’s description and the announcement trailer below:
The Monster Breeding of the Past Returns – Train and strengthen various unique monsters as a new breeder, then aim for victory in tournaments. Pamper your monsters too much and they may fall behind in training—but push them too hard and they may run away! As a breeder, enjoy breeding monsters in your own way while understanding their aptitude and condition. Your Favorite Monsters Reborn in the Latest Graphics – Train and battle monsters from Monster Rancher and Monster Rancher 2, reborn in the latest graphics. New monsters unique to LINE: Monster Rancher will also appear. Unique New Features – Various new features have been added, such as the ability to send the monsters you breed on expeditions to various locations, as well as form teams of multiple monsters to compete in ranked breeder battles. New Monster Generation Methods – Create monsters in a new generation method unique to LINE. More details will be announced at a later date.
There is currently no word if the game will be launching outside of Japan.
Are you interested in seeing this come westward? Is mobile a platform you’d go for? Or would you prefer to see it come to Nintendo Switch and others? Let us know in those comments!
We may be a little behind on general news here at KOEI Tecmo Warriors, but for all those interested back in April 2021 the Dynasty Warriors 9 Mobile game launched in Asia. It is the full version of Dynasty Warriors 9 streamed on your mobile device of choice.
You can play the game for 30 minutes for free, allowing you to try out your connection and see if it is worth playing the full game. After that you will be able to purchase the full game for ¥ 6,100 (roughly £39.99/$55.99/€46.99) which will enable you to play as all characters throughout their entire story campaigns.
It was also confirmed that the game will offer both touch controls and options to use Playstation 4 and Xbox One controllers via bluetooth. You can check out the official trailer below:
There is still no news on when the English version will be launching, however it is still on the cards according to Nexon’s fiscal reports.
Will you be checking out Dynasty Warriors 9 on mobile? Would you like to see more full console KT games follow suit? Let us know in those comments!
It has been 20 long years now since the Atelier franchise first made it’s debut, and with this celebration there has been a rather strange – yet welcome – announcement. Atelier Online ~Alchemist of Bressisle~ will finally be making it’s way to the West, after launching all the way back in 2018 for Japan.
Even stranger is that the game is not being handled by KOEI Tecmo or Gust, but a third party publisher called Boltrend Games. Currently we only have a trailer and news that the title in question will be coming west, but when is still yet to be revealed. The free-to-play game features many mechanics from past Atelier console games and enables online play and co-op with other players.
Atelier Online will be launching free sometime in the near future for iOS and Android devices in the West!
Check out the trailer below:
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Just known as Dynasty Warriors (not to be mistaken for Dynasty Warriors 9 Mobile from Nexon), the new mobile game developed internally by Omega Force will feature Dynasty Warriors 9 assets along with new ways to play. You can play the game in portrait or landscape modes, enjoy asynchronous versus and co-op with others and play in a 3 team setup (much like Warriors Orochi).
Check out the official overview and it’s trailer below:
Experience a further evolved Dynasty Warriors on your smartphone!
Numerous officers who have appeared in the series thus far will appear once again! The game also supports vertical screen orientation for comfortable one-handed play! You can also unite with or fight against other players, so enjoy everything the evolved “one against one-thousand action” has to offer.
The game will be hosting a closed beta during 8th October – 12th October. You can register for the beta here from now until October 5th. No word on when an official launch will happen.
Are you happy to see a new Dynasty Warriors hit mobile? Do you like the new direction they want to take the game? Let us know in those comments!
Time really flies as it has now been 10 years since KOEI Tecmo’s Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage launched on the PS3 and XBOX 360. Now on it’s 10th anniversary, KOEI Tecmo and their mobile division Midas have announced a new mobile iteration for the franchise.
Known as Shin Hokuto Musou Mobile, the game takes the fast paced brawling action on to your phone or tablet. Little is known about the title other than that it shares the same name as Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 in Japan, and that it will be free-to-play with in app purchases for items.