Koei Tecmo have announced Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, complete with a worldwide launch and replicating the CD system.
Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX launches worldwide December 9th for Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, and iOS.
The original games launched 1997 and 1999; tasking players with raising monsters generated from CDs to compete against others in combat. To celebrate the series 25th anniversary, and meeting demands from around the world, Monster Rancher and Monster Rancher 2 will be re-released.
Monsters will be rebalanced, and even the CD mechanics has been replicated. The game will include “a database to find their desired CD and generate a monster from its data.”
You can find the announcement trailer below.
You can find the rundown (via the official website) below.
Welcome to the magical world of Monster Rancher! The beloved series makes its triumphant return with Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, bringing together the wildly popular simulation games – Monster Rancher and Monster Rancher 2 – all in one amazing collection. Raise your 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 a monster that’s a perfect fit for their personality and play style. Returning fans and newcomers alike can enjoy the timeless monster training and battling experience in Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX!