KOEI TECMO Announces Global Tournament for Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX

In a rather interesting announcement KOEI TECMO have unveiled plans for a special global tournament relating to their upcoming release of Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX.

This tournament, which will help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the franchise, will be known as the Monster Koushien World Battle! with “Monster Koushien” is the official Monster Rancher tournament series. The first tournament was held in 1997 at the Tokyo Game Show and has become the representative tournament for the franchise. This global event will allow any player who purchases Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX to participate by raising their monsters in-game and uploading their data to a special server to see who are the top players in the world.

The announcement was accompanied with a comment from Executive producer, Kazumi Fujita:

“I am planning to hold a world tournament like the ones we have been running in Japan. We have never run a tournament like this outside of Japan. This is an endeavour to allow everyone around the world to take part and decide who is number one in the world. Since the original release of Monster Farm in Japan, and Monster Rancher globally, I have always dreamed of running a worldwide tournament. I am very excited to see this dream become a reality!”

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, which is an enhanced remaster of the original Monster Rancher games that were originally released onto the PlayStation and upgraded versions of Japanese only releases, will be made available for the Nintendo Switch, Steam and iOS devices on 9th December 2021.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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