Monster Hunter Stories Launches for Smartphones in the West

posted on by Karen Ressler
Free demo, paid game now available for iOS/Android

CAPCOM launched the Monster Hunter Stories game for iOS and Android devices on Tuesday with language support in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. A demo titled "Monster Hunter Stories The Adventure Begins" is available for free, and data from the demo can be transferred to the full game, which is available for purchase for US$19.99. The game has no additional fees after purchase.

CAPCOM began streaming trailers for both the demo and the full game.

Monster Hunter Stories The Adventure Begins

Monster Hunter Stories

The game, the first RPG for the Monster Hunter franchise, originally launched for Nintendo 3DS in October 2016 in Japan and in the West in September 2017. CAPCOM released the game for smartphones in Japan on December 4, 2017.

In the game's story, in a certain village of Riders, children start their adventure with a game of "Egg Hunting Tag." The protagonist, Lilia, and Shuval go into the forest and discover a monster egg, and the egg hatches. Through this meeting, the monster awakens, and the three friends each start to walk on their own separate paths.

The Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON tie-in anime premiered in Japan in October 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired and Funimation streamed an English dub.

Sources: Google Play (link 2), iTunes (link 2) via Gematsu

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