Monster Rancher 2 (or Monster Farm 2 in Japan) has been officially announced by KOEI Tecmo and will be arriving on Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android platforms. The enhanced port of the title boasts over 400 monsters for you to raise, as well as new features and quality of life improvements suggested from earlier feedback.
The game will be launching this Fall in Japan for the sum of 2,820JPY ($25.99/€22.99/£20.99). Currently still no news on any Western localisation for this or the first title released last year.
We will have our game page set up in the coming days for this enhanced port!
What are your thoughts on seeing Monster Rancher resurface? Do you wish this series would return to the West? Let us know in those comments!
After the successful launch of the first Monster Rancher / Monster Farm enhanced port at the tail end of last year in Japan, KOEI Tecmo has now been posting on Twitter in regards to a Monster Rancher 2 enhanced port.
While currently they are seeking feedback on what features or enhancements you would like to see made to a follow up release, it looks like they are already delving into development.
The first Monster Rancher enhanced port released only in Japan on iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch. It is likely the second game will receive the same treatment. Unfortunately still no news on any Western release plans for the series.
What would you like to see from a Monster Rancher 2 enhanced port? Are you interested in the series being rejuvenated in the West? Let us know in those comments!
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.
What are your thoughts on the Monster Rancher reboot? Would you like to see it come to the West? Let us know in those comments!
We have known for a while now that there is a Monster Rancher (or Monster Farm in Japan) reboot happening and will be launching on iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch. An updated release of the original title from the Playstation One days, it is to get new life on your mobile devices and Switch console!
Now KOEI Tecmo Japan have announced that Monster Rancher will be launching on 28th November for iOS and Android, while the Nintendo Switch version will be launching 19th December. This of course is only in Japan, though the Switch release as always will be region free.
No news if a Western release will be coming, but we do hope so, especially for Europe who missed out on the entire Monster Rancher series back in the day.
If you missed it before you can watch the Tokyo Game Show 2019 debut trailer below:
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It’s that time of the year in Japan, it’s the Tokyo Game Show 2019! We have a lot of news to share about numerous KOEI Tecmo projects, but let’s start off with a first look at the Monster Rancher reboot!
During TGS 2019, Monster Rancher was given it’s debut trailer for you to see the game in action for itself. You can view the trailer below:
Monster Rancher will be launching later this year for iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch in Japan! There is a rumoured November 28th release that was leaked via the Android store, but no full confirmation. Also no information on if this game will be making its way to the West, but with the Nintendo Switch the game will be region free!
What are your thoughts on Monster Rancher resurfacing? Would you like it to come to the west? Let us know in those comments!
With more news coming out for the upcoming Monster Rancher / Monster Farm reboot, we now finally have some screenshots and key features available about the game. For this we now have a game page set up specifically for the title with all this information available.
There is still no news if this game will be making it’s way West, or if there will be any other platform releases outside of it’s current planned Smartphone / Nintendo Switch release.
Monster Rancher will be launching on iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch later this year in Japan! It will be a digital only title and cost 1,900 yen which is roughly £14.49/€15.99/$17.99.
What are your thoughts on the new information for Monster Rancher? Let us know in those comments!
Monster Farm (known as Monster Rancher in the West) was first released back in 1997 for the Playstation. Now KOEI Tecmo has announced that a reboot of the game is in development and will be arriving sometime this year in Japan.
Though not much is known for the title, there is a Teaser Site for the game. It is also to be noted that the game is classed as a Digital only adventure right now, which could also mean it is a mobile title or purely digital only release for console. No platforms have been confirmed as of time of writing.
More news will be inbound as we venture further into the year, and we will report anything that appears.
What are your thoughts on Monster Rancher getting a reboot? Do you want to see it in the West? Let us know in those comments!