Monster Hunter Stories Puts A New Twist on Monster Hunter
The Monster Hunter series may be a pretty difficult series to get into for those looking in from the outside, but its potential skill level requirements shouldn't stop anyone from getting a copy and giving it a try. Alternatively, in the future you might be able to pick up Capcom's latest entry in the Monster Hunter series, Monster Hunter Stories.
The latest 3DS installment comes hot on the heels of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, one of the hottest hits the handheld has seen in some time. Coming in at what seems to be the perfect time to change things up for a franchise quite set in its ways, Monster Hunter Stories is an alternative approach to the rather austere world chock-full of hunters stalking their extremely large (and plentiful) prey.
Billed as a strict RPG, the cartoonish Monster Hunter Stories looks to capture the spirit of Monster Hunter while combining its potential youthful charms with the trappings of traditional role-playing elements. Unfortunately, we don't have much else to go on at this moment, given the fact that Capcom has only seen fit to release a trailer for us to hungrily devour.
Unfortunately, there's quite some time left before anyone will be able to get a definitive look at the game, as it's slated for a 2016 release in Japan. Of course, a Western date hasn't yet been confirmed, but that doesn't mean Monster Hunter Stories is dead in the water quite yet. Given Capcom's diligence and opting to ensure we've received past Monster Hunter releases as of late (as well as DLC packs), it's quite likely we'll be seeing Monster Hunter Stories available for play on the New 3DS as well in the future. That way you've still got plenty more games to pad your library with. And then there's the matter of the possible announcement of Monster Hunter 5 later in the year, but that's another story indeed.
For now, take in the sights of this trailer and its fun, cartoonish vibes. It looks almost like it's channeling some Dragon Ball here and there.