Niantic is the company responsible for bringing Pokémon GO to the world, and now they’ve unleashed Monster Hunter Now, the Capcom Monster Hunter series equivalent featuring AR technology.
With over 3 million people pre-registered for Monster Hunter Now, its release is set to be a big one. Capcom has unveiled new features in the title for launch day participants, including AR camera features and new social features that make it easy to hunt monsters in the real world together. There is even a new launch trailer that fans can see below.
In Monster Hunter Now, players take on the role of a hunter and embark on an adventure to hunt powerful monsters that appear in the real world from a smartphone screen. Since the game can be played portably, fans can easily enjoy the hunting experience by joining forces with other hunters. Monsters appear more frequently in large parks, making it easier for hunters to play together similar to how other Niantic title Pokémon GO works.
Capcom Producer of the Monster Hunter Series, Ryozo Tsujimoto says “Monster Hunter Now is a unique Monster Hunter experience, one that offers simple yet deep hunting encounters on smartphones with just taps and flicks, and real-time multiplayer action with friends. Whether you are a newcomer to Monster Hunter or a long-time fan, we believe an exciting new experience awaits.”
Capcom and Niantic assure fans this is an authentic Monster Hunter experience carefully adapted to mobile and fans can discover a variety of monsters depending on the habitat around you – Forest, Desert or Swamp – and engage in hunts solo, or team up with fellow hunters. Fans can jump into the action by downloading the title on any smartphone storefront and firing up the title from the home screen. Fans looking for more info can head over to the official Monster Hunter Now site.