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'Monster Rancher EVO' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 3:02 p.m. PST

Tecmo today announced that the next installment in its PS2 exclusive monster breeding series, Monster Rancher EVO, has gone gold. Now including in-depth role playing elements, deeper gameplay, and a captivating character-driven story to the popular monster breeding of past games.

Holding true to its name, Monster Rancher EVO is an evolution in the series providing a richer, more strategic way to breed and battle with your monsters. This new addition to the franchise promises unique RPG elements, anime inspired art direction, a captivating storyline, and of course Monster Rancher's unique media disc input system that creates monsters based on the CD, PlayStation 2 game, or DVD the player inserts into the PlayStation 2.

"We are very pleased with the direction Monster Rancher EVO has taken in this latest episode," said Mike Domaguing, Marketing Manager at Tecmo Inc."The combined elements of the spectacular art, intricate gameplay, enveloping story, and its trademarked breeding style mark this game as the best in the series. For the first time in history, Monster Rancher fans, anime fans, RPG fans, and breeding fans will finally join hands and come together to sing songs, and dance in merriment!"

Pre-Order your copy of Monster Rancher EVO today to receive the first edition of the exquisite Monster Rancher collectible cards!~Z Be the first to unlock the secret messages within the game in order to unleash the full splendor of the exclusive Monster Rancher EVO screensaver! Save your screen while viewing all 250 of your favorite monsters.

Monster Rancher EVO introduces an evolution in monster breeding with an intricate character-driven story, a two-phase training system, three-on-three battles and the ability to raise multiple monsters at a time. Players will balance monster breeding with role-playing exploration as they join in the adventures of Julio, a young circus performer with dreams of becoming a champion monster breeder. Traveling with the circus to seven different towns, each with its own story and beautifully rendered unique 3D environment, the player will meet new adventures and new friends who can help with training and breeding monsters.

Monster Rancher EVO will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 2 this April.

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