December 7, 2023

Streamy Awards 2023

In the summertime of 2016, a beforehand unknown cell recreation developer took the world by storm with the debut of Pokemon Go. In a single day, all people with a smartphone changed into a Pokemon coach, strolling the streets with their heads buried of their telephones as they caught Pokemon, took management of gyms, and spun PokeStops. Seven years later, the sport remains to be going sturdy, and now Niantic goes to attempt to work its magic on one other huge franchise with the upcoming launch of Monster Hunter Now, based mostly on Capcom’s motion RPG video games.

What’s Monster Hunter Now?

Like Pokemon Go, Monster Hunter Now distills the expertise into an augmented actuality cell recreation that encourages gamers to discover the world round them. However slightly than capturing and evolving Pokemon, you’ll combat huge beasts with mates or by yourself to assemble monster components you need to use to improve your weapons and armor.

At launch, Monster Hunter Now will characteristic six weapons (Sword & Defend, Nice Sword, Lengthy Sword, Hammer, Gentle Bowgun, Bow) and 13 monsters (Nice Jagras, Kulu-Ya-Ku, Pukei-Pukei, Barroth, Nice Girros, Tobi-Kadachi, Jyuratodus, Paolumu, Anjanath, Rathian, Legiana, Rathalos and Diablos). Every weapon has a singular playstyle, though the extended battles the collection is thought for will play out way more rapidly — about 75 seconds.

Monsters will spawn in particular habitats that one can find as you’re strolling round the true world. You may invite as much as three different gamers to take part within the hunt.

Value, launch date, and platforms

Monster Hunter Now screenshots. Picture supply: Niantic

Monster Hunter Now can be free to obtain on iOS and Android beginning September 14, 2023. You may pre-order the sport on the App Retailer or pre-register on Google Play to make sure you get the sport the minute it turns into obtainable in your platform of alternative.

Though the sport is free to play, there can be in-app purchases obtainable.

Pre-registration rewards

Monster Hunter Now is providing a bevy of pre-registration rewards to early adopters. So long as you obtain the sport inside seven days of launch, you’ll obtain all the following rewards, relying on which world milestones are reached:

Monster Hunter Now pre-registration rewards.
Monster Hunter Now pre-registration rewards. Picture supply: Niantic

On the time of writing, future monster hunters have solely hit the primary three milestones, so remember to pre-register if you wish to assist unlock the remaining.

Can I see Monster Hunter Now in motion?

If you wish to see some reside gameplay from Monster Hunter Now and be taught extra about how the sport truly works, put aside a while to look at this prolonged showcase that includes builders from Niantic and Capcom taking part in the sport and explaining its programs: