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!