Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX – Special world tournament announced

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX – Special world tournament announced

Koei Tecmo Europe unveiled a special world tournament for the upcoming release of Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX! The collection marks the triumphant return of the Monster Rancher series in the West, and bundles together the fan-favourite Monster Rancher 1 (1997) and Monster Rancher 2 (1999). The title will launch December 9th, 2021.

Monster Koushien World Battle

 To celebrate the Monster Rancher series’ 25th anniversary, KOEI TECMO Europe announced the Monster Koushien World Battle! “Monster Koushien” is the official Monster Rancher tournament series. The first tournament was held in 1997 at the Tokyo Game Show and has become the representative tournament for the franchise. This global event will allow any player who purchases Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX to participate by raising their monsters in-game and uploading their data to a special server to see who are the top players in the world.


Executive producer, Kazumi Fujita

I am planning to hold a world tournament like the ones we have been running in Japan. We have never run a tournament like this outside of Japan. This is an endeavour to allow everyone around the world to take part and decide who is number one in the world.

Since the original release of Monster Farm in Japan, and Monster Rancher globally, I have always dreamed of running a worldwide tournament. I am very excited to see this dream become a reality!

About Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX

The full experience of “Monster Rancher” and “Monster Rancher 2” in one package!

Enjoy “Monster Rancher” and “Monster Rancher 2” to the fullest!

[The DX features]

  • All save slots available from the beginning!
  • Freeze up to 20 monsters!
  • Exclusive monsters from different countries added to the game! (“Monster Rancher 2”)
  • Added the “Fast Forward” mode that allows you to skip through some scenes and “Training Records” to keep the record of your previous actions!

[“Monster Rancher” and “Monster Rancher 2” Features]

  • Raise, train, and battle just like in the original!
    • You can acquire, train, and battle with all kinds of monsters just like in the original “Monster Rancher” games.
    • On the Nintendo Switch™, you can train monsters anytime, anywhere, and also take advantage of the online features of the game.
  • Compete against monsters trained by other players
    • Download monsters raised by breeders all over the world and play against them.
    • You can even share one of your Joy-Con with another player to play against each other.
  • Evolving from the original series
    • Based on the feedback from the series fans, some of the most requested improvements have been incorporated into the game,making it more comfortable to play while maintaining the fun of the original.
  • The New Monster Generating System!
    • One of the most unique features of the original game, which allowed players to acquire monsters by importing CDs, has been replaced with a new music database that can be used to generate monsters by searching CD titles!
    • This is your chance to raise the rare monsters that you couldn’t acquire before!

Aspiring ranchers can pre-order Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX starting today on Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC via Steam.