Peter Triezenberg
Monster Hunter Stories Riding into North America on September 8th
Put the hunt aside, and ride.
08.03.17 - 10:46 AM

Nintendo has confirmed the North American release date for Monster Hunter Stories, Capcom's turn-based alternative to their popular Monster Hunter franchise for the Nintendo 3DS. The game will launch on September 8th, bringing with it a whole new perspective on the Monster Hunter universe. In addition, a free demo will be available on the 3DS eShop beginning on August 10th. Check out a new trailer and synopsis from the game's official website below.

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!