This weekend in Tokyo, Capcom announced the newest addition to their Monster Hunter franchise, Monster Hunter Stories, an entirely new RPG experience separate from the other Monster Hunter games. Instead of being placed in the role of a Hunter, looking to defeat and capture monsters, you are instead a rider, who, as the name might imply, has the goal of taming monsters and riding them.
Unfortunately, other than the trailer given to us by Capcom, we don’t really have any idea of what to expect from Stories in terms of gameplay. The trailer itself did not showcase any actual gameplay, and Ryozo Tsujimoto, the series producer, has only said that Stories will be an RPG, and will take Monster Hunter in a new direction. Tsujimoto also had this to say:
After having passed the 10th anniversary last year, this is a new challenge for the Monster Hunter series, that we've began designing since about five years ago, while staying true to the world of Monster Hunter, and a story that can only be told through an RPG, we'd like to pack it with fun and enjoyment that we can't even begin to describe with words.
With a release date set some time in 2016 in Japan, there isn't much else to say on the subject. While Stories does seem interesting, with no real gameplay footage, it's hard to judge what the finished product will be like. At the very least, we'll have to keep our eyes peeled for more news as it's released. That being said, how do you guys feel about the deviation from traditional Monster Hunter gameplay? Is this the worst thing ever, or is it a step in the right direction? Let us know below.
Thanks to Kentavius for suggesting this topic.