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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"

Following the reveal of Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, the original title hits #1 on Amazon's 3DS charts

A story of redemption

Monster Hunter Stories didn't seem to get too much attention when it originally launched for 3DS in 2016/2017, but now its found a second wind thanks to the reveal of a sequel.

Over on Amazon, the original Monster Hunter Stories has climbed to the #1 position on the 3DS charts. The title was previously nowhere to be seen on the top charts, and there's no doubt the reveal of Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin spurred on interest for the original.

If you missed out on the first installment, now's a perfect time to grab it. You can grab the 3DS eShop version for 50% off, making it $20.

Funko reveals a series of Monster Hunter Stories Pop! figurines

Well that's surprising!

Capcom didn't have much success with the original release of Monster Hunter Stories on the 3DS. The game didn't exactly light up the sales charts, and the accompanying anime in Japan was short-lived. With that said, the game recently saw a bit of attention in Japan as it released for mobile devices, and now fans around the world will be able to enjoy a new bit of merchandise.

Funko has revealed a series of 4 Monster Hunter Stories Pop! figurines. The lineup includes Lute & Navirou, Ratha, Avinia, and Frostfang. As of right now, no release date or pricing information is available for these figurines.

Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On anime coming to an end

Despite the success of the Monster Hunter franchise in Japan, Monster Hunter Stories never quite caught on. That goes for both the game and anime. Capcom has confirmed that the Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On anime series will be ending with its 75th episode. The upcoming Layton Mystery Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Files~ anime series is taking its place starting April 8th, 2018.

Monster Hunter Twin Pack for 3DS - cover art

We talked about this Monster Hunter XX/Monster Hunter Stories Twin Pack for Japan a few days back, but we didn't get to see what the package looks like. Now we have our first look above. No word on whether or not this bundle will make its way to North America or Europe.

Capcom TV Special - Monster Hunter Stories presentation (Version 1.3 screens, footage)

This special Capcom TV presentation features a look at the upcoming content for Version 1.3 of the game, which is due out Nov. 22nd. You can check out some more screens from that update right here.

Monster Hunter Stories - Third free update detailed (Japan)

- Due out Nov. 22nd, 2017
- includes two new towers (Remembrance Tower and Twin Tower)
- one features Riders from the Ride On anime series
- two new paid DLC quests

Japan - Capcom releasing Monster Hunter Twin Pack for 3DS

Capcom is still trying to find a way to get people to buy Monster Hunter Stories in Japan. Their latest plan is the Monster Hunter Twin Pack, which includes Monster Hunter Stories and Monster Hunter XX. The Twin Pack is due out on Dec. 14th and is priced at ¥6,469.

Monster Hunter Stories - content update for Oct. 13th, 2017

Sticker Set

- Monster Hunter Fan Club Set – “A Monster Hunter Fan Club sticker set. Can be used during Network Battles.”

Subquests

- Riddle Me This – “Downloadable Subquests. Clearing this Subquest rewards 3 Recovery Charms.”

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