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Monster Hunter Stories Game Gets Release on Switch, PS4, PC

posted on by Alex Mateo
Trailer streamed for new release featuring content previously only available in Japan

CAPCOM announced during the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase stream on Wednesday that it is releasing the original Monster Hunter Stories, the first RPG for the Monster Hunter franchise, for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam in summer 2024.

The new release will feature improved graphics, a Museum mode, and content that was previously only available in Japan.

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.

Monster Hunter Stories 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 in December 2017 and in the West in September 2018.

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.

The Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin game launched worldwide for Switch and PC via Steam in July 2021.

Sources: CAPCOM's YouTube channel, Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase stream

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