Just a few hours ago, Capcom and Pokemon Go developer Niantic unexpectedly revealed Monster Hunter Now. According to the announced trailer, the game follows a formula similar to Pokémon Go, where monsters appear in the real world. The game will be available on the App Store and CH Play in September.
For anyone who has ever dreamed of hunting monsters in the real world, Monster Hunter Now will make that dream come true. As a hunter, players will embark on a dangerous adventure and cooperate with other players to defeat the world’s fiercest monsters. Monster Hunter Now will be available on smartphones, so players can easily invite their friends to join.
Like Pokemon Go, players will have to search for monsters to hunt. However, Monster Hunter Now has a unique mechanism, which is the Paintball system. By using Paintball on a monster, the player can take it home and hunt it alone or with others. Even without playing the game, the partner can mark monsters the player runs into with Paintball. Thanks to that, players can fully hunt monsters after returning home.
Monster Hunter series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto said, “Monster Hunter Now is a new and unprecedented Monster Hunter game. The game will attract players with Palico and encounter incredible monsters in the real world. Niantic’s AR technology delivers an “on the spot and instantly” hunting experience, a game where players can “chill out” while staying true to the gaming ethos and hunting element that only Monster Hunter has. Let’s get out into the real world and enjoy the hunt!”
Monster Hunter Now will begin its closed beta on April 25. Interested readers can register here.