Monster Rancher 1 and 2 DX will release on Nintendo Switch and iOS on December 9th

Monster Rancher 1 2 Koei Tecmo
Monster Rancher 1 2 Koei Tecmo (Image credit: Koei Tecmo)

What you need to know

  • In Monster Rancher, players raise various creatures and train them to fight.
  • Monster Rancher 1 and 2 are being re-released as a collection.
  • Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX comes to Nintendo Switch and iOS on December 9, 2021.

Koei Tecmo have recently announced in a tweet that one of their classic franchises, Monster Rancher, will be headed to Nintendo Switch and iOS systems this year.

Koei Tecmo are the developers behind games in the Dead or Alive series, the Atelier series, and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and so have a pretty good track record when it comes to quality games. This time around, the first two games in the Monster Rancher series will be headed to these platforms in a collection called Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX. Originally released on the PlayStation in the late 1990s, these games task players with raising various monster creatures from birth and training them to fight and participate in battles with other monsters. Similarly to Pokémon games, players can raise specific stats and use strategies to help them win in battle.

The Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX collection is set to release on Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Steam on December 9, 2021.

Do you have any nostalgia for the Monster Rancher series? Let us know in the comments below!

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.