Ah, how we love Monster Rancher. Although it always played third fiddle to Pokémon and Digimon, there was always this undercurrent of weirdness in the franchise that made it come into its own. Sadly, the series slowly faded into obscurity in the aughts, with the anime ending in 2001 and the last game being Monster Hunter Rancher DS in 2010. Thankfully, it seems Tecmo has not yet forgotten about this series as it was revealed that fan-favorite giant eyeball monster Suezo will appear in the upcoming Deception IV: Another Princess. A remake for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita of Deception IV: Blood Ties, Suezo will apparently be a trap in the game.
It’s unclear whether this is good news for Monster Rancher as Tecmo is attempting to phase it back into their brand or bad news in the fact that the publisher is relegating its mascot to a cameo because they have nothing else to do with the franchise. Either way, we’ll take all the Monster Rancher we can get.
Check out the screenshots below: