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Monster Hunter Stories now has a final release date in Europe. Today, Nintendo announced that the game is set to arrive on September 8.

Monster Hunter Stories is without a concrete date in North America as of now. Nintendo is still sticking to a vague “fall” release window.

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After debuting in Japan last October, Monster Hunter Stories is heading west this fall. What’s interesting about the western release is that Nintendo seems to be publishing the game in all overseas territories.

Our first hint came from the April Nintendo Direct where Monster Hunter Stories’ localization was announced. Rather than Capcom, Nintendo was included in the publisher label when the footage was introduced.

Now we have the Australian classification to go off of as well. Capcom is included as the “author” (developer), but once again, Nintendo is listed as its publisher. This could be the first Monster Hunter game to be published by Nintendo in all western regions.

This summer, Capcom is introducing a big update for Monster Hunter Stories in Japan. It’ll add new Otomon, character customization options, and more. Capcom has a trailer out for the update, which we’ve posted below.

Monster Hunter Stories will be getting a free major update this summer, Capcom has announced. It’s planned for this summer in Japan.

The update includes the following:

1. New Otomon: Teostra, Kushala Daora, and Rajang.

2. Character can now change appearance (eyes, mouth, hair, makeup) and gender mid-game at player’s house. New character customization parts will also be added that allow the player to dress like the original riders in the Ride On anime: Geenie, Hyoro and Mil.

3. Most of the DLC-exclusive Otomon will be able to be obtained from Monster Nests after passing through the ending, including White Monoblos, Molten Tigrex, Oroshi Kirin and Glavenus.

*Exception applies to collaboration Otomon which will remain obtainable only through DLC.

Monster Hunter Stories is coming west this fall. There’s a good chance that this update will be offered overseas as well in due time.

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As was the case with Nintendo, Capcom reported its latest financial results today for the fiscal year ending in March. The company’s digital contents business experienced net sales of 58,704 million yen, up 11.7 percent year-over-year. On the other hand, operating income dropped 8.8 percent from last fiscal year, at 11,096 million yen. Net sales for Capcom’s entire business were 87,170 million yen for an increase of 13.2 percent year-over-year.

Capcom noted that Monster Hunter XX, which just shipped in Japan last month, “is off to a promising start”. Monster Hunter Generations (known as Monster Hunter X in Japan) also “achieved solid sales overseas”. The one disappointment in the series was the RPG Monster Hunter Stories – Capcom says it “underperformed.”

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Monster Hunter Stories was finally announced for the west during the most recent Nintendo Direct. However, it was only discussed briefly with a confirmed fall launch in North America and Europe.

In Japan, a number of different amiibo were created for Monster Hunter Stories. Although nothing has been said about the figures in the west, they’re likely heading coming over with the game itself.

The official boxart for Monster Hunter Stories was revealed alongside the overseas announcement. And as you can see, while it seems to have slipped by most people, the packaging image has the traditional amiibo logo tucked away in the top-right corner. As far as we’re aware, only the Monster Hunter Stories amiibo are compatible with the game. So even though folks have been wondering about the Monster Hunter Stories figures, this should mean that we’ll be seeing them in North America and Europe.


Thanks to Jake for the tip.

Capcom’s financial results for the nine months ended December 31, 2016 are in. As part of the publisher’s report, information was shared about several of its recent titles.

First, Capcom says that the Japan-exclusive Monster Hunter Stories experienced “soft sales”. On the bright side, Monster Hunter Generations “achieved solid sales overseas thanks to Capcom’s established brand capabilities.”

Capcom will next ship Monster Hunter XX in the Monster Hunter series next month in Japan. It is planning “an aggressive sales campaign” for the new 3DS game.

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Marvelous made Monster Hunter Stories

Posted on 7 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 10 Comments | 0 Likes

Believe it or not, Monster Hunter Stories wasn’t made by Capcom. Instead, it was actually Marvelous who handled it for the most part. Capcom may have been on board for some creative aspects – and publishing of course – but it was Marvelous who put the project together.

Monster Hunter Stories’ credits also show that Ken Awata directed the game. We unfortunately don’t know much about his history, aside from the fact that he was involved with games such as The Last Story and Blue Dragon.

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Devoted Monster Hunter fans will get a nice bonus, as Monster Hunter XX will feature a costume for your Felyne companion if you have save data for Monster Hunter Stories. The costume will make the Felyne look like Nabiru from Monster Hunter Stories. You can see a few images of it below:

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Monster Hunter Stories came to Japan on October 8. Capcom now intends to release a soundtrack based on the game, which is set for November 9 with a 3,000 yen price point. It has a cover jacket that’s the same as the game’s package illustration, where the protagonist is riding on a Rathalos.

Capcom’s soundtrack will include two discs. Additionally, all copies feature a full-color booklet. It also comes with a QR code that unlocks a usable in-game item.

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