I loved Monster Rancher (the series) as a kid. When it ended, I was gutted but then I found out there were games! Koei Tecmo released a series of Monster Rancher games for PS1, Game Boy Color, PS2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PC, Android, and iOS but I never got the chance to play them (most of them were exclusive to Japan or otherwise unattainable when I was a child).
But then I heard some wonderful news: Koei Tecmo announced that they would bring the Monster Rancher series back in the form of Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX for the Switch.
“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.”
Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX will drop on 9th December 2021.