Capcom has joined forces with Pokémon GO developer Niantic to create Monster Hunter Now, an upcoming “real-world” mobile game set to launch later this year in September. The game will be available on both the App Store and Google Play Store. A new teaser trailer offers a look at what to expect from the game.
Monster Hunter Now Teaser Trailer
Like Pokémon GO, Monster Hunter Now brings the franchise’s monsters into your surroundings using AR and location-based technology. Players take on the role of a hunter who must venture out alongside their Palico companion to hunt down monsters in their local area.
“Monster Hunter Now is a new and unprecedented Monster Hunter game that entices players to go out with their Palico and encounter incredible monsters in the real world,” said Ryozo Tsujimoto, Monster Hunter series producer for CAPCOM. “Niantic’s AR technology delivers a ‘here and right now’ hunting experience, something that can be played casually, while honoring the game play and hunting action that only Monster Hunter can offer.”
Starting April 25, Niantic will host a closed beta test for Monster Hunter Now that will be limited to 10,000 participants. Those interested in trying the game in advance can sign up for access to the closed beta on the game’s official website. Selected participants will be notified by email. Those interested in receiving news and updates on the game are also encouraged to sign up on the closed beta page.