Monster Hunter Now has simply been introduced with a launch window of September 2023. The upcoming AR cellular recreation is a collaboration between Capcom’s sequence and Niantic’s growing AR abilities.
Developer Niantic is greatest identified for its function within the smash hit AR Pokémon Go, and now it’s taking its ability and inserting it in some barely bigger monsters. Monster Hunter Now will take inspiration from Niantic’s previous success whereas giving followers of the sequence a brand new tackle the multiplayer searching expertise.
With all of the monsters you might ever need simply in your doorstep and a confirmed launch window, there’s lots to get enthusiastic about. Need to know extra? Learn on for every little thing we find out about Monster Hunter Now to date.
Monster Hunter Now: lower to the chase
- What’s it? A Monster Hunter AR cellular recreation from Niantic
- When can I play it? September 2023
- What can I play it on? Android and IOS
Monster Hunter Now launch date and platforms
Monster Hunter Now is about to launch in September 2022, however because the mud has solely simply settled from the announcement, it could be a while till we get a confirmed launch date.
Niantic’s subsequent AR multiplayer monster searching recreation may even be accessible on IOS and Android mobiles in hopes of attracting each new and veteran gamers.
Monster Hunter Now trailer
The newest and first teaser trailer for Monster Hunter Now reveals followers simply how action-packed this beast-hunting AR recreation might be.
The minute-long teaser depicts a huge dragon ravaging a close-by metropolis as passers-by run for shelter. We additionally get to see some restricted gameplay in each portrait and panorama modes as gamers battle numerous monsters.
Whereas there are presently no extra trailers launched for Monster Hunter Now, you may maintain up to date by trying out the official Niantic YouTube channel (opens in new tab).
Monster Hunter Now story and setting
Very similar to Pokémon Go, Monster Hunter Now‘s precedence is not its story, as a substitute, the setting will play the largest half within the narrative. That is largely because of Niantic’s good AR expertise that’ll permit gamers to struggle monsters anyplace they please, whether or not at residence or work.
In a briefing for the brand new AR cellular recreation, producer of Monster Hunter, Ryozo Tsuijmoto, attracts consideration to the group that Monster Hunter Now will hopefully construct. “We are going to hopefully be capable of join many fan communities globally because of this Monster Hunter Now every little thing we all know to date”, Tsuijmoto says.
Monster Hunter Now gameplay
Builders at Niantic and Capcom have been in a position to discuss freely about lots of the gameplay facets of Monster Hunter Now within the press briefing. When you mix this with what we have seen from Niantic’s earlier titles, then we get a fairly good image of what this subsequent AR cellular recreation will appear like.
Equally to Pokémon Go, Monster Hunter Now will see gamers discover the world round them to search out and discover monsters whereas forging and upgrading weapons and armor. You can accumulate supplies by visiting well-liked assembly spots, that are often situated at cultural locations of curiosity, or you may accumulate no matter assets a slain monster drops.
Niantic can also be introducing a useful characteristic for hunters who might lead busy lives. As a substitute of getting to struggle each monster the place it stands, if you happen to use the paintball characteristic, you’ll drag beasts you encounter in your on a regular basis life again residence. Right here you may struggle them from the consolation of your individual couch, both by your self or with mates.
Combating these monsters has additionally been made accessible as attainable so new and previous followers alike will be capable of take part with the enjoyable. “Now we have deliberately prevented utilizing digital buttons, so attacking is straightforward, intuitive, and fascinating”, Sakae Osumi, senior producer at Niantic, says. This implies gamers can struggle monsters in both panorama or portrait mode with urgent, holding, and flicking motions.
Because of the easy preventing mechanics, gamers must use numerous weapon mixtures to realize completely different mixtures. For instance, tapping and holding with a sword and defend outfitted will permit the participant to defend, whereas doing the identical motion with an extended sword will trigger the participant to cost up an assault.