Koei Tecmo introduced at this time (August 26) it plans to launch Monster Farm 1&2 DX (Monster Rancher) in Japan and within the west on December 9 for PC and Nintendo Swap – this sounds nice, although followers of the unique video games and their CD mechanic could be dissatisfied.
Following fan demand, Koei Tecmo determined to convey the Monster Rancher ports to the west. Although I’m pondering the recognition of Uma Musume and the renewed curiosity in Elevating Simulator video games additionally performed a giant half.
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Monster Farm 1&2 launch date, restricted version
Monster Farm 1&2 DX will have fun the twenty fifth anniversary of the Monster Rancher franchise, with a bodily restricted version in Japan offered for 15,070 Yen, and a daily digital obtain model for 3520 Yen (taxes included).
Producer Kazumi Fujita additionally teased extra developments for the anniversary of the collection are coming. Moreover, word that within the west, the sport can also be launching on iOS platforms. In Japan, Monster Rancher was already launched there in 2019. Moreover, Monster Rancher 2 was re-released on iOS in 2020. It’s because of the followers exterior Japan who saved asking for these ports to come back over that Koei Tecmo took the choice to launch them exterior Japan.
The limited-edition in Japan features a soundtrack CD and an artbook amongst different items. All of this was introduced throughout a particular reside stream for the twenty fifth anniversary of the collection. An unboxing of the restricted version additionally occurred in the course of the stream. The unboxing occurs across the 32:30 timestamp.
Monster Farm and its CD mechanic to summon new monsters
One iconic characteristic of the unique Monster Rancher PS1 sport is how within the summoning menu, you possibly can take away the sport’s CD and insert numerous music CDs as an alternative to summon monsters. Some ultra-rare monsters might solely be obtained this fashion, and the builders particularly selected which iconic music CD would summon which ultra-rare monster, it wasn’t random. It wasn’t simply “Singles” CDs too, as some actually sudden issues might additionally summon uncommon monsters, like OST CDs of traditional motion pictures.
Clearly, that characteristic isn’t coming again, although it’s nonetheless current in a unique type. The iOS variations of Monster Farm 1 and a couple of let gamers connect with a web based database, the place they will seek for CDs and summon monsters with them. This identical database ought to be accessible within the Swap and PC variations. It’s an up to date CD database too, which incorporates current CDs launched lengthy after the sport’s initial launch date 25 years in the past.
Monster Rancher was a usually distinctive sort of sport in its period, and it’s just about inconceivable to recreate its magic now. Personally, in addition to the success of the iOS variations and western followers asking for the ports, I’m additionally guessing Koei Tecmo took this determination after seeing the huge success of Cygames’ Uma Musume in Japan. The horse lady elevating simulation components is certainly pushing gamers in the direction of a brand new longing for these video games.
Uma Musume simply celebrated its half anniversary on August 24, and it’s one of many cell video games with the very best revenues in Japan now, forward of FGO and Genshin Impact. What do you guys suppose, are you trying ahead to those ports, and are you enjoying Uma Musume ? You’ll be able to at all times attain me on Twitter @A_iyane07 for a chat.
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