Monster Hunter Now is expected to launch on Android and iOS in September
Niantic has announced a collaboration with CAPCOM to launch Monster Hunter Now, a mobile game based on the Monster Hunter series, with an anticipated release this September.
CAPCOM has already opened pre-registration for the beta version of Monster Hunter Now, which players can access through the official website.
Authorized by CAPCOM and published by Niantic, Monster Hunter Now is expected to debut globally in September. The main game can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play and utilizes GPS location features on smartphones, allowing players to assume the role of hunters on an adventure, teaming up with others to defeat the world’s most ferocious monsters.
Ryozo Tsujimoto, the producer of the Monster Hunter series at CAPCOM, stated, Monster Hunter Now will be an unprecedented addition to the Monster Hunter series. Players will be able to travel with their Palico companions and encounter a myriad of incredible monsters in the real world. Niantic’s augmented reality technology offers an immersive hunting experience while incorporating the unique gameplay and hunting elements of Monster Hunter in a casual setting. Venture into the real world and enjoy the thrill of the hunt!
For players who have dreamed of teaming up with friends to battle epic monsters, Monster Hunter Now will be the ultimate experience, said John Hanke, CEO and founder of Niantic. The game is filled with fantastical creatures, captivating hunting processes, and cooperative elements, all presented with top-notch graphics on mobile devices; Monster Hunter Now is the perfect fusion of reality and fantasy.
This game aims to provide a relaxed experience for players, allowing them to progress at their own pace. Even if players do not open the game, they can pre-mark monsters encountered on their way to work or school and hunt them later.
Monster Hunter Now is built on Niantic’s Lightship platform, leveraging industry-leading augmented reality and location technologies to blend the fantastical, fierce monsters of the game world with the real world.