It has only been four months since Niantic unveiled Monster Hunter Now, yet now it is officially playable in Canada, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Singapore on the Google Play Store.
Although the game has officially ‘soft’ launched in the above territories, and only for the Google Play Store — which means iOS users and Androids outside of these regions cannot play until September 14 — fans have still received a new trailer for a brand new character introduced in Monster Hunter Now. The very brief introduction for Qualily a retired adventurer companion, can be seen below.
Qualily is described as a knowledgeable source, and “In addition to her knowledge of monsters and her composure in guiding hunters, she is also brimming with curiosity about the unknown objects” and no, unfortunately there is no current information on what the “unknown objects” refer to, other than the simple fact that they are “from our world”. Fans in the above regions and Canada can play Monster Hunter Now by simply downloading the game from the Google Play Store.
Fans who live outside these regions can still pre-register for when the Niantic title drops on September 14, and bonuses for total player pre-registrations have also been announced. Capcom and Niantic have even shared the base list of monsters that can be hunted with fans prior to the global release. The list can be found below:
List of Monster Hunter Now Confirmed Hunts at Launch
- Great Jagras
- Great Girros
While there is a comprehensive list of fan favourites, Monster Hunter Rise greats like the Basarios and the Apex Rathalos are noticeably missing. These could be included in a future update, similar to how Niantic has implemented many updates to their existing Pokemon Go juggernaut.
Monster Hunter Now launches worldwide on 14 September, and fans can visit the official website for more information. Fans looking for more impressions can also check out CGMagazine’s preview of the title by Justin Wood.