Capcom has announced a new installment to the Monster Hunter franchise dubbed Monster Hunter Stories for the Nintendo 3DS.
The announcement came over the weekend during a Monster Hunter event in Japan and already has an official website open for fans to check out. Producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto, has stated that Monster Hunter Stories will be a primarily an RPG at this point. In an interview translated by Siliconera he went on to say the following regarding the game;
“After having passed the 10th anniversary last year, this is a new challenge for the Monster Hunter series, that we’ve began designing since about five years ago,” He continued to speak regarding the RPG aspect, “While staying true to the world of Monster Hunter, and a story that can only be told through an RPG, we’d like to pack it with fun and enjoyment that we can’t even begin to describe with words.”
Check out the trailer below for some gameplay of Monster Hunter Stories.
Monster Hunter Stories is due out on Nintendo 3DS in 2016 in Japan. No release has been set yet for outside of Japan, but don’t rule it out due to the great sales that Monster Hunter 4G/Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate have reached worldwide.