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Monster Hunter Stories interview

In a recent interview, Capcom spoke about the decision to bring back the original Monster Hunter Stories. The game just came to new platforms last week, including Switch.

Famitsu caught up with producer Yoshihiro Akira to talk about the updated version. When asked about why Monster Hunter Stories was brought back following its original 3DS launch, he shared the following:

Monster Hunter Stories 1 Switch review

System: Switch
Release date: June 14, 2024
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom

Monster Hunter Stories was easily one of my favorite titles on the system. The franchise lent itself surprisingly well to the monster taming genre, with a solid (albeit somewhat cliche) story behind it, an accessible rock-paper-scissors style of combat, and a gene system that added an unexpected amount of depth. But it was something of a sleeper hit, and most likely didn’t experience the franchise until the sequel, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, arrived on the Switch nearly four years later. Now, just in time for the franchise’s anniversary, Capcom has finally brought the original to the Switch. But is it too little, too late?

Monster Hunter Stories launch trailer

To promote the launch on new platforms such as Switch, Capcom readied a new launch trailer. The title returns several years after it originally appeared on 3DS.

Catch up on everything you need to know in the following overview:

Monster Hunter Stories gameplay

Capcom is just now bringing the original Monster Hunter Stories to Switch, and new gameplay shows off this updated version. The RPG previously debuted on 3DS.

You can find more information about the game in the following overview:

Monster Hunter Stories 1 overview

Capcom is giving another look at the remastered version of Monster Hunter Stories 1 with a new overview trailer. The video shows off the story with new voice acting, updated graphics, and more.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Monster Hunter Stories Collection

March 12: When the original Monster Hunter Stories launches on Switch this summer, it’ll be available in physical form as part of the new Monster Hunter Stories Collection. However, there’s a bit of a catch.

Monster Hunter Stories 1 will be included on the cartridge. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Rings of Ruin, however, is relegated to a digital download. The second game did already previously receive a physical release, but some might be bummed to find out that it won’t be on the cartridge for the new collection.

During today’s Capcom Highlights showcase, fans were treated to another look at the updated version of the first Monster Hunter Stories with a release date and new trailer. The title is being re-released on Switch after its original 3DS debut with updated graphics and more.

Monster Hunter Stories will launch for Switch on June 14, 2024. There’ll be a couple of Navirou outfits as pre-order bonuses – specifically king and queen. You’ll also get the Mahana Rider outfit as a save data bonus for having played Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

Capcom Highlights digital event

A new Capcom Highlights digital event will be airing soon, Capcom just announced.

The presentation will be split into two days. If you’re only a Switch owner, you’ll be most interested in the second day as that’ll feature Monster Hunter Stories along with Street Fighter 6, Exoprimal, and Monster Hunter Now. The first day will focus on Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess and Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Monster Hunter Stories Switch

Capcom is putting the original Monster Hunter Stories on Switch, the company has announced. The game is set for release this summer.

Monster Hunter Stories originally came to 3DS, but the Switch version will be the definitive experience. Capcom is promising updated graphics, full Japanese and English voiceovers, more language support, Museum Mode, and title updates that were only previously made available in Japan.

Everything you need to know can be found in the following overview:

monster hunter stories monsties

If you’ve played the Monster Hunter Stories series, you’re probably familiar with the term called “monsties”. That’s because these games have a unique term for its creatures. Rather than going with something simple like “monsters”, a new “monsties” term was created.

So how did that term come to be in the first place? Speaking with Waypoint, English localization editor Joseph Detwiler explained:

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