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Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX confirmed for English Switch release in the west

Posted on August 26, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Monster Rancher Switch English

The just-announced Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX will launch for Switch in both North America and Europe with full English support, Koei Tecmo has announced. Both games will be available on December 9.

Here’s a bit of information from Koei Tecmo:

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.

As fans of the originals may remember, the games used physical CDs to generate monsters in the game. Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX now lets players search a database to find their desired CD and generate a monster from its data.

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX features content that was never originally featured in the original western release, including additional save slots, Freeze slots, and Monster Hall of Fame slots. There are also brand new features entirely this time around like a memo feature to use while raising monsters, rankings for random battles, and a high-speed mode to play through the game faster.

We have a special announcement video from Monster Rancher executive producer Fujita-san below.

Access the official website for the Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX English Switch release here.

Source: Koei Tecmo PR

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