Monster Hunter Now Announced for Android and iOS

    A new Monster Hunter experience utilizing AR.

    Capcom and Niantic announced Monster Hunter Now, a brand-new Monster Hunter game for Android and iOS utilizing augmented reality technology (AR). Launching in September 2023, the upcoming mobile game brings Capcom’s critically acclaimed franchise to real world locations with a new social dynamic. 

    Built on Niantic’s Lightship platform, Monster Hunter Now uses AR and location-based technology to bring the franchise’s fearsome monsters to the real world. Players may hunt when and where they want at their own pace. Additionally, players may bring monsters home by using the Paintball item. This allows players to hunt the monster at home and bring friends over for co-op play. Several of Monster Hunter’s most prominent features will be available including weapon crafting, the ability to mark monsters, and much more. 

    Those eager to try out Monster Hunter Now may sign up for the closed beta test by visiting the official website. The closed beta test starts on April 25 and is limited to 10,000 participants. Moreover, invited participants will be notified via email, and all sign-ups will be enrolled to receive news and updates about the upcoming mobile game. 

    Check out the announcement trailer below via Niantic

    Teaser Trailer

    Developer Comments

    Monster Hunter Now is a new and unprecedented Monster Hunter game that entices players to go out with their Palico and encounter incredible monsters in the real world,” said Capcom producer Ryozo Tsujimoto. “Niantic’s AR technology delivers a ‘here and right now’ hunting experience, something that can be played casually, while honoring the game play and hunting action that only Monster Hunter can offer. Let’s get out into the real world and enjoy hunting!” 

    Monster Hunter Now will be the ultimate experience for anyone who has dreamed of facing off against epic monsters and battling them with friends,” said John Hanke, Founder and CEO of Niantic. “Filled with fantastical creatures, engrossing hunting and opportunities for teamwork, with the best possible graphics on mobile devices, Monster Hunter Now is the perfect franchise to bring into the real world.”

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    Soul Kiwami
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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: [email protected]

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