Monster Hunter Stories Coming to 3DS

Enjoying your romp through Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, are you? Well, maybe you’d like something different to round out that experience? Turns out Capcom wants to give something new to players, and they’ve decided to shake up the usual Monster Hunter experience with cartoon-like RPG adventure called Monster Hunter Stories. And it’s heading to the 3DS!

Right now, there’s very little information aside from a cinematic trailer that shows off a hunter being chased by a… all right, this writer will admit to not being all that familiar with the Monster Hunter universe, so if you’re a fan go ahead and check out the trailer to save me from embarrassing myself by trying to explain it.

The game was actually announced in Japan at the Monster Hunter Fest ’15 Finals. Series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto’s comments were reported by Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/11/monster-hunter-stories-announced-nintendo-3ds/) where he explained the game will be an RPG experience where players are the Riders:

After having passed the 10th anniversary last year, this is a new challenge for the Monster Hunter series, that we’ve began designing since about five years ago.

While staying true to the world of Monster Hunter, and a story that can only be told through an RPG, we’d like to pack it with fun and enjoyment that we can’t even begin to describe with words.

It is still in the middle of development, we’d like to offer you a new kind of excitement that is different from the conventional series, and the development staff are working on it in full-spirit.”

Release is planned for 2016 in Japan, though with the expanding franchise into the West these days, hopefully it will head to North America not too long afterward. No, it’s not a Monster Hunter 5 announcement, but don’t get your knickers in a twist—we’ll probably get that sometime later this year.

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Micah has been playing games since his first pong machine, and has been writing for as long as he could grip a pencil and not drool on the paper. So, for about a week.

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