Monster Hunter Stories - Version 1.2 box

Version 1.2 is a free update coming to Monster Hunter Stories in Japan, but Capcom is also releasing a new physical version with the update included. When the game hits NA/EU, it will most likely include this update's content.

Monster Hunter Stories - EU box lacks amiibo branding

When we shared the Monster Hunter Stories North American box with you, we noted that the amiibo logo was in place. That not only indicated amiibo support, but it gave fans hope that Capcom's line of gorgeous Monster Hunter Stories amiibo would head stateside as well.

Now, as you can see with the EU box above, the amiibo logo isn't included on the box. Are our friends in the EU going to be left out, is this simply a mistake, or was the amiibo logo on the North American box a mistake to begin with?

Monster Hunter Stories getting re-release in Japan with Version 1.2 content included

Earlier today, I made a post wondering if the big Version 1.2 content update for Monster Hunter Stories would be part of the release stateside. Looks like we might have some hint at that, as Capcom has announced a re-release of the game in Japan. The new version will include the 1.2 update content on it. The title is due out July 27th, which is the same date of the Version 1.2 update for current owners.

Monster Hunter Stories - "New Update" trailer

This trailer showcases some of the changes and new content coming in the big free update, which we detailed awhile back. It'll be interesting to see if this content is included in the localized version.

Monster Hunter Stories - details on this Summer's free content update

Check out more screens and art here

- New Otomon, including Teostra, Kushala Daora, and Rajang
- your character can now change appearance (eyes, mouth, hair, makeup) and gender mid-game at your player’s house
- new character customization will allow the player to dress like the original riders in the Ride On anime: Geenie, Hyoro and Mil
- most of the DLC-exclusive Otomon will be able to be obtained from Monster Nests after passing through the ending
- this includes White Monoblos, Molten Tigrex, Oroshi Kirin and Glavenus
- an exception applies to collaboration Otomon which will remain obtainable only through DLC

Monster Hunter XX - Capcom Cafe/Pasela collaborations detailed

Both the Capcom Cafe and select Pasela locations are getting a makeover in honor of Monster Hunter XX. That means Monster Hunter XX decor, merchandise and menu items. You can check out the makeovers and menu items here and here.

Could Monster Hunter Stories' amiibo be coming to NA/EU?

Capcom hasn't said if they're bringing the Monster Hunter Stories amiibo to Europe and North America, but the NA boxart above seems to give a hint. As you can see, the amiibo logo is present. Why bother putting that on there if there weren't plans to bring the amiibo lineup as well?

Pokemon Sun/Moon, Pokemon GO, Monster Hunter Stories win Famitsu 2016 awards

Pokemon Sun/Moon have pulled in another round of awards, taking home the Game of the Year and Best Hit awards from Famitsu. There was some more Pokemon love, as Pokémon GO won an Excellence Award, Movement Award and Rookie Award. The awards continued with a monster theme, with Monster Hunter Stories also winning a Rookie Award.

Monster Hunter Championship 2017 - new details, exclusive gold/silver amiibo

Monster Hunter Championship 2017

- will take place across seven venues in Japan in late April and May
- features Monster Hunter XX and Monster Hunter Stories competition
- also includes Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers and Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bokken
- merchandise available and item packs for Monster Hunter Stories owners
- winner and runner-up of the Monster Hunter Stories tournament will win an exclusive gold and silver One-Eyed Rathalos & Rider amiibo