Monster Hunter Stories will launch for the Nintendo 3DS on October 8th in Japan. This spin-off of the popular monster hunting franchise will be sold alongside 3 new Amiibo and an anime series will be debuting on Fuji TV in October. Read on to find out what these Amiibo are and when you’ll be able to catch the anime series!Monster Hunter Stories was first announced last year in 2015 and now, according to Gematsu, we have an official release date in Japan. The game will launch October 8th; we have no release date for other territories as of yet.
Capcom is also releasing three Monster Hunter Stories Amiibo that will allow you to unlock “special Otomon (Monsters) in-game. The Amiibos include: “One-Eyed Rathalos and Rider (Female)” and “One-Eyed Rathalos and Rider (Male)” for 1,800 yen each, and “Nabiru” for 1,200 yen. Capcom is planning to release a second set of Amiibos this winter.”
Early copies of the game will include a “Rathalos” costume for Nabiru and if you happen to have Monster Hunter Generations save data on your 3DS, you’ll also receive a bonus “Dinovaldo” costume for Nabiru and one-handed sword for the main character.
Capcom showed off a new trailer for the game which features epic RPG-style battles and even more epic monster. You can watch that trailer below.
As for the new anime series that is also premiering in Japan, it will start in October on Fuji TV. The series is titled Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On, and it will have a new episode every Sunday morning.
Monster Hunter Stories is not your typical MH game, instead of being a hunter, you are tasked with being a rider instead. You will be riding on top of powerful wyverns while also fighting with other wyverns. The chibi, cel-shaded art style is ridiculously adorable and I can’t wait to get my hands on it… if it ever comes to America that is.