Japan has been enjoying re-releases of the first two Monster Farm (Monster Rancher to us Western folks) for almost two years now, however KOEI Tecmo Europe have announced the upcoming DX versions are making their way westward!
Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX will be launching on December 9th digitally worldwide for Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam and iOS! You can read the official description from KOEI Tecmo below along with it’s announcement trailer:
In celebration of the magical series’ 25th anniversary, Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX brings the wildly popular simulation games to modern hardware where players raise their own monsters and train them to compete against other eccentric creatures in combat and tournaments. With hundreds of different monster types, each with their own skills and abilities, every Rancher will be able to raise and train monsters that are a perfect fit for their personality and play style.
The special collection also includes content that was never originally featured in the original Western release, such as additional save slots, Freeze slots, and Monster Hall of Fame slots. New features have also been added to Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, including a memo feature to use while raising monsters, rankings for random battles, and a high-speed mode to play through the game faster.
The Monster Rancher series originally launched with a unique feature that allowed players to use physical CDs to generate monsters in the game, with each CD having a unique ID that would spawn a different monster. This feature has been re-worked in Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, allowing players to search a database to find their desired CD and generate a monster from its data. Enjoy searching a vast database of songs from around the world and generating monsters based off of some of your favorite music!
This also marks the first time Monster Rancher is getting an official release in Europe!
Are you excited to replay Monster Rancher 1 and 2 again? What platform would you get it for? Let us know in those comments!