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Monster Hunter Stories

– Nintendo 3DS


Publisher:Capcom
Developer:Marvelous
Genre:Role-playing game

Monsters? Don't hide... Ride!

When a monster strikes, the fearful hide, but the brave? They ride. Venture into monster nests to collect eggs and hatch a wide array of species with uniquely powerful skills. Form teams, battle alongside them, crush opponents with combo attacks, and ride into the sunset a champion. Need more muscle? Then mix and match genes to create monsters with more abilities!

When a monster infected by the Black Blight attacks your remote village of riders, tragedy will thrust you into an exciting yet dangerous world, where you must bond with monsters on your adventure. As the story snakes along, you'll encounter a wealth of side quests and hours of challenging turn-based battles where you must coordinate monster skills, rider skills and enemy attack patterns. The instinctive rock-paper-scissors combat system is a series first, a breath of fresh air for veterans and newcomers alike. It's the perfect entry point into the popular Monster Hunter universe and a game unlike anything else in the series! You can even battle other players online, locally, or via the StreetPass feature!

  • A vast world filled with uniquely skilled monsters to hatch, ride, and fight beside
  • Form a team of monsters and execute powerful combo attacks
  • Every monster's genes contain a unique set of skills and attributes. Channel genes from one to another to customize your own monster!
  • Varied side quests and challenging battles bolster hours of gameplay
  • The first ever turn-based battles in Monster Hunter series history!

About This Game

  • This title is published by Nintendo in Europe and North America.

Players:1-2
PEGI rating:PEGI 7
ESRB rating:ESRB E10+

Card Version (3DS)

EU:September 8, 2017 NA:September 8, 2017 JP:October 8, 2016

Download Version (3DS)

EU:September 8, 2017 NA:September 8, 2017 JP:October 8, 2016

Click the Release Data tab above for more!

Nintendo 3DS
Europe:   September 8, 2017
Americas:   September 8, 2017
Japan:   October 8, 2016
Download Version (3DS)
Europe:   September 8, 2017
Americas:   September 8, 2017
Japan:   October 8, 2016
EU price:   £34.99/€39.99
US price:   $39.99
File size:   14,828 blocks

Players:1-2
PEGI rating:PEGI 7
ESRB rating:ESRB E10+

Card Version (3DS)

EU:September 8, 2017 NA:September 8, 2017 JP:October 8, 2016

Download Version (3DS)

EU:September 8, 2017 NA:September 8, 2017 JP:October 8, 2016

Click the Release Data tab above for more!

Download update revealed for August 10, 2017 in Europe

A free demo of Monster Hunter Stories launches on Nintendo 3DS, four new releases come to Nintendo Switch, and Kirby's 25th anniversary is celebrated with a range of discounts.News     10 August 2017     18:30 UTC

Monster Hunter Direct to air in Japan this week

Nintendo has revealed that a new Monster Hunter Direct presentation will air in Japan on Thursday 27 October, sparking speculation about a potential new entry in the series.News     24 October 2016     17:36 UTC

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