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Fight alongside your own team of monsters

When a monster strikes, the fearful hide, but the brave? They ride. Venture into monster nests to collect eggs and hatch a wide array of species with uniquely powerful skills. Form teams, battle alongside them, crush opponents with combo attacks, and ride into the sunset a champion. Need more muscle? Then mix and match genes to create monsters with more abilities!

When a monster infected by the Black Blight attacks your remote village of riders, tragedy will thrust you into an exciting yet dangerous world, where you must bond with monsters on your adventure. As the story snakes along, you’ll encounter a wealth of side quests and hours of challenging turn-based battles where you must coordinate monster skills, rider skills and enemy attack patterns. The rock-paper-scissors combat system is a series first, a breath of fresh air for veterans and newcomers alike. It’s the perfect entry point into the popular Monster Hunter universe and a game unlike anything else in the series! You can even battle other players* online, locally, or via the StreetPass™ feature!

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Monster Hunter Stories - overview trailer (demo available in NA/EU)

Still on the fence about Monster Hunter Stories? Why not grab the demo, which is available in North America and Europe as of today!

Monster Hunter Stories - demo hitting in North America on Aug. 10th as well


To go along with the demo announcement for Europe, we now know America is going to see the same demo launch on Aug. 10th as well. Can't wait to check this one out. I thought the game was going to be left behind in Japan, but I'm happy to see I was wrong!

Nintendo UK store - Monster Hunter Stories artbook with preorder


Art books are my go-to for preorders. I always love getting a look at the work the art team put into a game. I'm amazed at how some of this stuff gets translated from pen and paper into a game.

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.

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