Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX will be getting a special ’25th anniversary edition’ of the game

The golden Mocchi beckons!

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.



Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX is finally getting an English release this December