Kofi Tecmo announced on Thursday that Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX would release later this year for Nintendo Switch, PC, and iOS devices.
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In celebration of the franchise’s upcoming 25th anniversary, the bundle of both titles brings the extremely popular simulation games to newer consoles on December 9, 2021. In Japan, a Monster Rancher 25th Anniversary Box edition of both games will also be available, which includes a copy of the game as well as a gold Moccohi figure, soundtrack CDs, an art book, and more goodies.
You can watch the announcement trailer of the games below:
With the games getting re-released onto newer consoles, a handful of big changes are also planned for the bundle, with some of the differences between the two games including:
- Save Data Slots – All the save data slots that were sold individually for the currently available digital versions (one slot for 120 yen, 12 slots for 980 yen) are available from the start in both Monster Rancher and Monster Rancher 2.
- More Freeze Slots – Increased the number of Freeze slots to store monster data from 10 to 20 in both Monster Rancher and Monster Rancher 2.
- Original Sounds Added – “Original Background Music” has been added to the “Sound” options in Monster Rancher 2.
- Training Memo – Added a feature to check the training record in both Monster Rancher and Monster Rancher 2.
- Monsters from the Western Release – Monsters from the western release have been added in Monster Rancher 2.
- High-Speed Mode – Enjoy the game at high-speed in both Monster Rancher and Monster Rancher 2.
- Random Battle Rankings – Added rankings for random battle results in both Monster Rancher and Monster Rancher 2.
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Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX will be available on December 9, 2021, for Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam and iOS devices.