The official Twitter account of KOEI Tecmo’s Monster Rancher (Monster Farm) game announced on Friday that the port of the first Monster Rancher game will launch in Japan for iOS and Android devices on November 28 and for the Nintendo Switch on December 19.
The first game in the Monster Rancher series debuted for the PlayStation console in 1997. The game tasks players with raising a variety of monsters to fight in tournaments, with the game deciding how to raise the monster, which then determines how the monsters fight. A notable feature of many games in the series is the ability to generate a random monster dependent upon discs that the player provides for the game to read.
Monster Rancher is debatably the structure before, or possibly what gave the idea of Pokemon. Different types, train, fight, medals, very similar. Though by personal feelings, I feel Monster Rancher should have been more successful if it had the publicity it deserved (Very much like Suikoden).
The most recent entry in the series is My Monster Rancher, a smartphone game that debuted in 2011.
The game series inspired a 73-episode television anime series that ran from 1999 to 2001.