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Capcom has no plans to bring the original Monster Hunter Stories to Switch

A story left to the past

Capcom gave Switch owners quite a surprise by revealing Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin for Switch. There were rumors of another mainline Monster Hunter game, but no one saw a successor to Monster Hunter Stories on the way. While the sequel is certainly very welcome on Switch, it seems the original is staying on 3DS. Gamereactor spoke to Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto about the chances of the original game hitting Switch, and he was very straightforward in his answer.

"There are no plans at the moment to bring the original Monster Hunter Stories to the Nintendo Switch"

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I'm glad I got it for the 3DS duding the super digital sale Smile
It's a really fun game. I'm about 15h in

Are the stories connected in these games? Will I have to play the 3DS game first?

They haven't said enough for that to be clear, but they have said you can enjoy the second game without having played the first. However, it seems to have some continuity due to having the same Rathalos from the first, albeit a lot older now.

That’s sad news. I would have liked to play this game on the switch. I thought for sure they would have ported it since 2 was announced for Switch. I guess we can just hope they change their minds. I’ve been tempted to pick up 1 for my 3ds but I’ve retired it for my Switch.

If you have no issues with playing on mobile, that version is better due to having a higher resolution and more end game content the 3DS version never got.

The one old game Capcom WON'T port to Switch...

And Zack and Wiki...given that can be ported too.

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