Nintendo of America has announced that Monster Hunter fans can look forward to a demo for Capcom’s quirky 3DS RPG spinoff of the series on August 10th.
Heavily emphasizing the “friends, not food” mentality of children’s movies, Monster Hunter Stories lets players create their own Rider (as opposed to Hunter), who goes on adventures alongside monsters from the Monster Hunter universe. The turn-based battle system was designed to help new players get acclimated to the world of Monster Hunter and eventually float up to the more hardcore main series games.
Still no word on Monster Hunter Series’ amiibo availability, as the game boasts some of the largest, most intricate amiibo available in Japan.
Monster Hunter Stories is scheduled for release in North America and Europe on September 8th for the Nintendo 3DS.