Talk about strip-mining your vestiges of long-forgotten IPs. Koei Tecmo, the publisher of such high-brow fares like the Dynasty Warrior series and the next Dead or Alive game, is going back to the well with Monster Rancher.
At least, that’s what everyone is guessing based on the newly-opened Twitter account from the publisher. This is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Monster Rancher 2.
One of the tweets seem to be teasing a new Monster Rancher entry; whether it’ll be for mobile phones like the iOS or Android, or for current-gen consoles remains to be seen.
Way before Pokémon got ginormous, people in Southeast Asia were playing Monster Rancher, a monster-raising simulation made in 1997. To date, there have been 17 games and an anime. The last title from the series was My Monster Rancher, a mobile phone game in 2011.