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New Monster Hunter RPG Turns Hunters Into Riders

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This weekend, at a Monster Hunter event in Japan, Capcom revealed a profound sidestep in the Monster Hunter series, which will turn players into monster riders, as opposed to hunters.

The new game, Monster Hunter Stories, will be available in 2016 in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS. Not much has been revealed about when the U.S. will see it, or even what the gameplay will entail, but producer Ryozo Tsujimoto had this to say:

"While staying true to the world of Monster Hunter, and a story that can only be told through an RPG, we'd like to pack it with fun and enjoyment that we can't even begin to describe with words.”

For more information about the Monster Hunter series, visit Capcom's official website.


Neilie Johnson

Neilie Johnson / Neilie Johnson is a freelance contributor to MMORPG.com. She's been writing about games since 2005, developing games since 2002, and playing them since the dawn of time. OK not really, but she's pretty sure she's got controllers older than you. Witness her game-related OCD on Twitter @bmunchausen.