Since it’s not announced for Europe and North America (so far?), it’s only in the Japanese Nintendo 3DS Direct that Monster Hunter Stories was showcased on Thursday. During the presentation, another collaboration for the game was revealed, and this time around, it’s with a Nintendo franchise… yes, The Legend of Zelda!
Monster Hunter 4 (Ultimate) and Monster Hunter Generations both had a collaboration with The Legend of Zelda, and Monster Hunter Stories will get its own. There’s three elements that players will be able to get in the game:
- a Link outfit for the protagonist;
- the Majora’s Mask mask for Nabiru, the protagonist’s partner Felyne;
- Epona not just as a mount (like you would expect), but as an actual monster. There’s even a special Kizuna Move you can pull off with her, as you can see in the gameplay footage below.
Unfortunately, it’s not clear when this collaboration will be added to the game.
Here’s the segment from Thursday’s Nintendo 3DS Direct:
Finally, here’s some more screenshots for the game, showcasing a rather unique group of Felynes, and some new areas:
Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) comes out on October 8th in Japan, along with three amiibo (with some more coming out on December 8th).