Monster Hunter, Capcom’s blockbuster series, is set for a new spin-off called Monster Hunter Stories, which is set to take the franchise in a new direction by dipping into the waters of the RPG genre. While the game was announced months ago, there hasn’t been a ton of new information revealed until recently, when Capcom lifted the lid on a whole slew of tidbits that should have fans excited. For starters, the game is poised to be the second title (following Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight) to offer non-Nintendo based Amiibo. A trio of the figurines will be available when the game launches: a male and female One-Eyed Rathalos rider and Nabiru. The figurines will unlock special monsters in the game, and Capcom has plans to release a second wave of Amiibo after the game drops.
Considering the series’ monstrous (pun intended) success in Japan (where the game will launch on October 8), it makes sense that Nintendo and Capcom would want to capitalize on it by adding the similarly lucrative Amiibo into the mix. There are bonuses for those with Monster Hunter Generations save data on their 3DS system, as it will unlock a new costume for use in Stories, as well as another that’s only available in a limited edition version of the title. Sadly, there’s no word on the game coming to the west, but given that the series continues to pick up steam abroad, there’s a good chance an announcement may be coming… perhaps at E3? We’ll find out together, but in the meantime tell us what you think of this development in the comments!
Source: Nintendo Everything