Today, on the first day of the Tokyo Game Show 2016, Capcom revealed some new information for Monster Hunter Stories. First, we have the latest trailer for the game… the 5th one, already!
At the beginning of the trailer, we get to see two bad guys using a strange device to make monsters fight against their will, and basically transforming them into living weapons.
Next, we have another video: a trailer for the special Monster Hunter Stories x For Kumamoto collaboration. It looks like players will be able to get a special Otomon called Kumazuros: an Arzuros made to look like Kumamon (the famous mascot from the Kumamoto Prefecture). There’s also a special Kumamon hat for Nabiru, and a Rider Card.
Here’s the trailer and some pictures for this new collaboration:
During the stage show, today, Ryozo Tsujimoto revealed some additional details about the game. It looks like players will be able to use QR Codes to share Team data with other players (on social networks, for example).
Next, we have StreetPass, which will be used for two things:
- battles (similar to those in Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3)
- special dungeons (similar to those in Dragon Quest IX)
About multiplayer, Ryozo Tsujimoto revealed that players would be able to customise their (online) tournaments with plenty of different rules.
Next, the Legend of Zelda collaboration. It will be distributed in two times (via the 7-Eleven hotspots):
- from October 14th to November 13th: Competition event (for Link’s Master Sword), Tournament (for Link’s tunic), and a special title for your Rider card;
- from December 16th to January 15th: Tournament (for Epona, a special Otomon), DLC Quest (for the Majora’s Mask), stamps.
About promotion, it’s Daigo (a famous musician) that will star in the commercials for Monster Hunter Generations. He did star in those for Monster Hunter X / Generations, last year. As previously revealed, there will even be some special Daigo gear to get in the game. But that’s not all: he will also make an appearance in the 9th episode of the Monster Hunter Stories: RIDE ON! anime series!
Finally, here’s plenty of screenshots for the game:
As a bonus, here’s a video of today’s stage show:
Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) comes out on October 8th in Japan.
A big thanks to Gaijin Hunter for the details from the stage show!