BECOME THE WORLD’S TOP MONSTER RANCHER IN THE MONSTER KOSHIEN WORLD BATTLE TOURNAMENT

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Put Your Monster Rancher Skills to the Test in the First World Tournament for Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX!

Hertfordshire, 28th April 2022 – 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.

For more information on the Monster Koshien World Battletournament, check out the official website, ‘Like’ us on www.facebook.com/koeitecmogames, and Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @koeitecmoeurope.

More about Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX

In celebration of the series 25th anniversary, Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX bundles together the fan-favourite Monster Rancher 1 (1997) and Monster Rancher 2 (1999) and brings them to modern hardware for the first time. The beloved titles allow players to birth monsters from their favourite music, using an online database to choose the album they desire, with each album birthing its own monster. Players will then raise their monsters and train them to compete against other eccentric creatures in combat and tournaments – each with their own attributes and abilities – allowing players to find the perfect companion to secure their victory!

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX features the complete versions of both games, with the inclusion of content that never originally appeared in the original Western launch, such as additional Freeze slots and 27 additional monsters. The new release adds further new content to make the titles even more enjoyable, including Training Records to help with raising monsters, rankings for random battles, and a Fast Forward mode to speed up the gameplay.

ABOUT KOEI TECMO EUROPE LTD.

KOEI TECMO EUROPE LTD. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, UK. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI TECMO’s best known for their signature ‘one versus thousands’ Warriors series, the fan-favourite Ninja Gaiden and fighting entertainment title Dead or Alive. Through collaboration with strong existing franchises, such as A.O.T. Wings of Freedom (Attack on Titan), has brought fan-favourite shows to life in video game form. The company’s desire for innovation and diversity has seen the creation of the critically acclaimed dark-samurai action title Nioh, which takes on new and unique gameplay styles. The company’s acquisition of GUST, developer of a variety of heart-warming titles, has seen their flagship Atelier series span generations of consoles and fans alike. More information about KOEI TECMO EUROPE LTD and its products can be found at www.koeitecmoeurope.com

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