Monster Hunter Stories Announced for 3DS, Coming in 2016

Capcom has announced a new Monster Hunter game for 3DS, called Monster Hunter Stories. The game was shown at Capcom’s “Monster Hunter Fest ‘15 Finals” event.

The above footage is the first trailer for Monster Hunter Stories giving us an idea of how the game will look. The design is different and you can notice a different looking Palico, Felyne.

Similar to almost every other announcement, there is nothing much we know about this game. However, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto said that instead of Hunters, players will take the role of riders. If that’s the case, shouldn’t the game be called Monster Riders or something?

Tsujimoto said:

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.

Developers are planning to give a new experience that is different from the conventional series. The title is in the middle of development and developers are working hard to finish the project on time.

Speaking of on time, the game is expected sometime in 2016, so there is still a long way to go before we can get our hands on Monster Hunter Stories. The titles is exclusive to 3DS.

More on the game will be shared in the coming months, till then, check out the video above and share your opinions on this new take of Monster Hunter.