Today, KOEI TECMO Europe revealed further details on the first tournament for Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, scheduled to kick-off on the 10th May 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 favourite monsters from Monster Rancher 2 into an online tournament to discover who is the number one monster rancher on the planet! Between the 10th – 23rd May 2022, 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 Europe 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 Europe Twitter channel.