Become the World’s Top Monster Rancher in the Monster Koshien World Battle Tournament

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Become the World’s Top Monster Rancher in the

Monster Koshien World Battle Tournament


Put Your Skills to the Test in the First World Tournament for Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX!


BURLINGAME, Calif. – April 28, 2022 –Today, KOEI TECMO America revealed further details on the first tournament for Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, scheduled to kick-off May 10, 2022. Players who own the title on Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC via Steam®, and iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch® via the App Store® will be able to participate using the monsters they have raised in-game.


Marking the first-ever worldwide tournament for the series, Monster Koshien World Battle will allow players to enter their favorite monsters from Monster Rancher 2 into an online tournament to discover who is the number one monster rancher on the planet! Between May 10 to 23, players will be able to upload their save data to the game servers using the built-in ‘Tournament’ mode to officially enter themselves into the competition. Battles will take place behind the scenes via the game’s ‘Tournament’ mode and will be based on auto-battles, with those making it to the quarterfinals and beyond having their auto-battles presented online in a special video featuring commentary from the series’ Executive Producer, Kazumi Fujita!


Once the competition comes to a close, the champion will win a special plaque and gold medal, while the 7 runners-up will receive a medal based on their placement. Furthermore, the Top 4 players will win an in-game Gold Medal, the Top 16 will win an in-game Silver Medal, the Top 64 will win an in-game Bronze Medal, and everyone that participated will receive an in-game Participation Certificate. For further details on the tournament, as well as entry requirements, please visit the game’s official website.


KOEI TECMO America also announced that those yet to dive-in to the magical world of Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX will be able to pick-up the title at a discounted rate starting today. The discount will be available across all platforms, including Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC via Steam®, and iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch® via the App Store®, with further details on the sale period being available on the KOEI TECMO Twitter channel.


More about Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX

In celebration of the series 25th anniversary, Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX bundles together the fan-favorite Monster Rancher 1 (1997) and Monster Rancher 2 (1999) and brings them to modern hardware for the first time. The beloved titles allow players to birth monsters from their favorite music, using an online database to choose the album they desire, with each album birthing its own monster. Players will then raise their monsters and train them to compete against other eccentric creatures in combat and tournaments – each with their own attributes and abilities – allowing players to find the perfect companion to secure their victory!


Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX features the complete versions of both games, with the inclusion of content that never originally appeared in the original Western launch, such as additional Freeze slots and 27 additional monsters. The new release adds further new content to make the titles even more enjoyable, including Training Records to help with raising monsters, rankings for random battles, and a Fast Forward mode to speed up the gameplay.



KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.