Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX to be Summoned to Switch, PC, and Mobile Later This Year

Get ready to be transported to a faraway place—a land where monsters rule!


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Koei Tecmo’s Monster Rancher is a wonderful series about raising and battling monsters. It’s also a series that, unfortunately, died over a decade ago. It seems, however, that Koei Tecmo is keen on bringing it back, as they have officially announced that Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX is on its way!

As the name implies, Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX is a two-in-one game consisting of the first two Monster Rancher titles. That’s not all, though! Being the “DX” version, players can also expect some extra goodies to be included. Not only will both games have additional save slots, Freeze slots, and a Monster Hall of Fame—content previously exclusive to the Japanese version of the games—but a memo feature, rankings for random battles, and even a high-speed mode!

“But what about using CDs to generate monsters” I hear you asking? Well, they’ve got that figured out, too, apparently. Koei Tecmo has confirmed that, in lieu of letting players generate monsters via CDs, a “CD database” feature will be included. This database will allow players to look up specific CDs, and generate monsters based on the selected CD.



Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX is slated to release on December 9 for Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, and Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch). Did you play these games when they originally released on PlayStation? Are you excited to jump back in? Let us know in the comments below!

Starting out with nothing more than a Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Kenny has happily been gaming for almost his entire life. Easily-excitable and a bit on the chatty side (once you get to know him), Kenny has always been eager to share gaming-related thoughts, opinions, and news with others and has been doing so on Hey Poor Player since 2014. Although his taste in gaming spreads across a wide number of developers, consoles, and genres, Kenny holds a particular fondness for Nintendo handheld consoles. He is also very proud of his amiibo collection. Some of his favorite games include Tetris Attack, Pokémon Black Version 2, The World Ends With You, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Donkey Kong Country 2, The Binding of Isaac, Kirby's Dreamland 3, Mega Man X, and Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.

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