LINE: Monster Rancher Delayed, to Release in Spring 2023

LINE Monster Rancher Delayed

LINE announced LINE: Monster Rancher has been delayed and will instead release in Spring 2023. The mobile exclusive title was originally slated for a 2022 release in Japan. The official release date will be shared through the official LINE: Monster Rancher website. In an official blog post, the developers shared their reason for the delay. Which ultimately boiled down to both LINE and Koei Tecmo wanting to improve the overall quality of the game. The developers apologize for the delay, but will continue to share updates regarding the development of the game in the future.

LINE: Monster Rancher was announced for Android and iOS devices in April 2022. This included a brief video that demonstrated how various series staples monsters would appear in the mobile game. Additionally, it was revealed that players will have the opportunity to send monsters out on expeditions, participate in ranked battles, and train their monsters to raise their stats. LINE also released the opening movie for the title, which provided a brief scenario synopsis and showed off a handful of monsters that will return.

LINE: Monster Rancher is in development for Android and iOS devices, and has been delayed to Spring 2023 despite originally intending to release sometime within 2022.

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