Koei Tecmo has announced that they will be bringing Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX to the Nintendo Switch and PC in the west on December 9.
The collection contains Monster Rancher 1 that launched in 1997 and Monster Rancher 2 that launched in 1999. It also includes new content that was never in the original western releases of these games including more save slots, Freeze slots, and Monster Hall of Fame slots. New features are also being added like a memo feature, rankings for random battles, and a high-speed mode letting you play through the game faster.
Check out the trailer for the game below.
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!