The next title from Niantic, Monster Hunter Now, will release in September, with pre-registration and tiered bonuses available starting today.
During a showcase for the upcoming fourth-wall-breaking AR title from Niantic and Capcom, the highly-anticipated release date for Monster Hunter Now was revealed—with pre-registration for it starting today! Fans around the globe can prepare for its launch on September 14th, 2023, as the fantasy of hunting monsters in the real world will come to life in the same way Pokémon GO revolutionized the new genre created by Niantic in 2016. This announcement comes despite recent layoffs and project cancellations at Niantic.
Registration for Monster Hunter Now can be found on their website, allowing prospective players to get primed and ready to go (for free) on the App Store or Google Play. Those who decide to get a step ahead of the game and pre-register can expect to receive special in-game bonuses when the game launches, with increasing rewards as more players pre-register.
The following is the breakdown of the tiered bonuses for those players getting signed up now:
- 500,000 people: Potion x10 and Paintball x3
- 1,000,000: Founder Medal and Wander Pebble x3
- 2,000,000: Special pre-order Makeup x2 and 500-slot Item Box Expansion
- 3,000,000: Special pre-order Makeup x2 and Double Rewards Ticket x3
- 5,000,000: 10k Zenny and an additional 500-slot Item Box Expansion
Since the game hasn’t been released and some of those bonuses may not mean anything to you yet, paintballs are used to mark monsters you encounter on your travels in order to hunt them later on, the Founder Medal is just a commemorative award for players who pre-register, the Wander Pebble expands the range of access to monsters and collection points, and finally, the Special pre-order Makeup can be used to customize the appearance of your character.
Additionally, the official list of Monsters that will be available at the launch of Monster Hunter Now was revealed during the showcase so that fans can know what sort of creatures they’ll be stalking in the real world in September:
- Great Jagras
- Great Girros
- Tobi Kadachi
Monster Hunter Now releases September 14th, 2023 for players across the globe and can be pre-registered today on the App Store and Google Play. Make sure to jump in to rack up those tiered bonuses for the whole player base!