The developer of the mighty cell sport Pokémon Go, Niantic, has confirmed that it’s engaged on a sport in Capcom’s Monster Hunter universe.
Monster Hunter Now will probably be a real-world searching motion role-playing sport that mixes traditional Monster Hunter hack and slash gameplay with Niantic’s patented augmented actuality implementation. It looks like a pure match, at the least at first look.
There appears to be rather a lot right here that matches into the Pokémon Go template, as you would possibly count on. You’ll be encountering numerous monsters throughout your actual world wanderings, and also you’ll be capable of staff up with 4 associates (or different native gamers) to take them down in snappy battles that ought to solely take a minute or two.
One other convenient-sounding characteristic is the power to mark monsters that you just encounter in your travels for battling later once you get house. We will’t all the time be stopping at each church, park, and monument to hammer away at our telephones, in spite of everything.
Niantic and Capcom have apparently been engaged on Monster Hunter Now for 4 years. It’s been constructed by Niantic’s Tokyo staff, which beforehand teamed up with Nintendo on the charming (if not precisely world-shaking) Pikmin Bloom, however they’ll probably be hoping to emulate the success of Pokémon Go along with its seven-year lifespan and tens of millions of concurrent gamers.
Monster Hunter Now will probably be accessible on iOS and Android gadgets this September. Beta testing for the sport kicks off on April 25, and you’ll join at a specifically created Monster Hunter Now web site.