Koei Tecmo Launches Monster Rancher World Tournament

Koei Tecmo has unveiled a special world tournament to coincide with the release of Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX on Nintendo Switch, Steam, and iOS which bundles together Monster Rancher 1 (1997) and Monster Rancher 2 (1999).

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.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the series, Monster Koushien World Battle! 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 global leaderboard.

Executive producer, Kazumi Fujita, said: “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!”

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX launches 9th December on Nintendo Switch, Steam, and iOS.