After Koei Tecmo revealed that they are planning to release the English versions of beloved PS1 classics Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, for the more demanding fan it would please you to know that the upcoming 2-game bundle will also have a special 25th anniversary edition that you can pre-order!
Here’s what you will get with the collection courtesy of Nintendo Wire:
- Physical Nintendo Switch copy of Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX (Steam Key for PC version)
- Gold Mocchi metal figure (with serial number)
- Monster Rancher 1 + 2 Soundtrack CD
- Monster Rancher internal planning documents
- A Special issue of Tecmo Player’s Mag Vol. 2021
- Reprint of Monster Rancher 2 “Secret CD”
- Reprint of Mocchi vinyl backpack
- All packaged in a special “Eternal Memory Box”
The catch is that this special edition is primarily aimed for a Japanese audience, so aside from the region and language, this will mostly be available in the Land of the Rising Sun. Still, I’m guessing it wouldn’t stop the die-hard and nostalgic fans who are eager to get new Monster Rancher merchandise… I mean, just look at that Golden Mocchi! It beckons!
You can pre-order this in Japan through GAMECITY for ¥15,070 (or roughly $138 usd). Alternatively, as of writing this – Play-Asia is also having this item on pre-order right now for around $158 (£120 gbp).
Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX will be available on the Nintendo Switch this December 9th.