Monster Hunter Stories gets Japanese release date, amiibo on the way

Monster Hunter Stories

- launching in Japan on Oct. 8th
- 5,800 yen at retail and 5,546 yen via download
- getting 3 amiibo figures launching alongside the game
- these will let players obtain special Otomon (monsters) in-gam
- amiibo include: “One-Eyed Rathalos and Rider (Female)” and “One-Eyed Rathalos and Rider (Male)” for 1,800 yen each, and “Nabiru” for 1,200 yen.
- plans for a second set of amiibo in the Winter
- limited quantities of the game will include a “Rathalos” costume for Nabiru
- if you have Monster Hunter Generations save data on your 3DS, you’ll receive the bonus “Dinovaldo” costume for Nabiru and one-handed sword for the protagonist
- game will also have various shop-specific Otoman bonuses
- collaboration with Pompompurin, who will appear in the form of a costume for Nabiru


THOSE are amiibo? Wowza (well the Rathalos and Hunter are impressive anyway). Now we definitely gotta get this game over seas, otherwise would be real unfortunate to have a set of amiibo not available elsewhere.

Well, Europe never got Gold/Silver Mario or Gold Megaman, so it does happen.

Thu May 26 16 09:30am
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That is true! Also now that I think about it Japan didn't get Gold Mario until later as well.

That is a huge step up from your typical amiibo designs. I'm impressed.

Good to be a MH fan indeed!

Thu May 26 16 11:19am
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Hopefully theres something on the nx for us as well ;)

Ikr. I sure hope they go all out on the NX with MH games.

Those have my name on it. ...Just sayin'

I am waiting three months before the release to see everyone here complain how this locks content behind physical DLC and how amiibos are aweful.

Meanwhile, I got a shelf of amiibos I don't even have games to.


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