New Monster Hunter Stories trailer introduces the game’s big update
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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.
Capcom working on a big Monster Hunter Stories update
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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.
Capcom: Monster Hunter XX and Generations doing well, Monster Hunter Stories “underperformed”
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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.”
Those Monster Hunter Stories amiibo will probably be released in the west
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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.
Monster Hunter Stories sees “soft” sales, Monster Hunter Generations does well in the west
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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.
Marvelous made Monster Hunter Stories
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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.
Monster Hunter XX will feature crossover Felyne costume based on Stories
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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:
Japan receiving Monster Hunter Stories soundtrack next month
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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.
More insight into Monster Hunter Stories’ first week sales in Japan
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Monster Hunter Stories sold 141,000 copies in its first week, according to Media Create. Now the sales tracker has shared more on how it’s done thus far.
As a Monster Hunter spin-off game aimed at low-age audiences (think children), it far exceeded Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX, which was released in September 2015 and sold 59,000 copies with 57.48 percent sell-through rate. Based on Media Create’s findings with regard to pre-orders, promotions like the demo and the anime broadcast helped boost the number by about 20 to 30 percent. However, Monster Hunter Stories’ first week sell-through rate was 51.83 percent, which was less than Airou Village DX.
Store clerks have also said that adults are mainly showing more interest. This might be seen as a lacking start from a retailer perspective.
First 2 hours of Monster Hunter Stories
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Monster Hunter Stories finally arrived in Japan yesterday. A lengthy look at the game can be found below with two hours of footage.