Monster Hunter Stories™

System: Nintendo 3DS Release date: 08/09/2017
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Free demo available!*

A free* demo of Monster Hunter Stories™ is now available! You can download it from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo 3DS family system, or via this page – just sign in and press the “Download demo” button to get started!** Once you’re finished, you’ll be able to transfer your save data to the full version!***


Mount up for battle in a Monster Hunter adventure like no other in Monster Hunter Stories™, only for Nintendo 3DS family systems! Become a legendary Rider, bond with wild beasts and take to the skies for a breathtaking journey, filled with friendship, mystery, and plenty of turn-based battles.

Soar into adventure

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When the sleepy settlement of Hakum Village is attacked by a terrifying beast, it’s down to you to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Rider Redan and discover the truth behind a corrupting dark force known as the Black Blight.

Take flight on a whirlwind adventure through a vast new world, filled with amazing places to explore and new friends to meet!

Step into a new world

Form incredible bonds

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As a promising young Rider, use the mystical power of the Kinship Stone to form incredible bonds with more than 60 monsters from across the Monster Hunter universe, and make their skills your own!

Become a Rider

Buckle up!

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Mount up and take on all manner of untamed creatures in tactical turn-based battles! Master new techniques, unleash mighty combos and level up your Rider to recruit more powerful beasts to fight at your side.

Battle with beasts

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*Wireless internet connection required. The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the network related terms and privacy policies required.

**To be able to purchase download games or download demos from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to a Nintendo Network ID, and you'll need to have visited Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.

***The Monster Hunter Stories™ demo can be completed multiple times, however, each time the previous save file will be overwritten. Only the last completed save file can be transferred to the full game.

What you need to know

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH. The payment will be made with Nintendo eShop funds usable through the Nintendo Account used to complete the purchase.

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Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

After you have completed the purchase, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to your Nintendo Account, or your Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

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The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

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Step into a new world

To a world of dark Blight, a saviour descends

In ancient times, a dark power known as the Black Blight spread across the land, transforming once-peaceful beasts into frenzied monsters. When all seemed lost, a noble warrior by the name of Redan fearlessly rode in atop a brilliant White Dragon, and defeated the Blight.


Now, a foul curse returns

After an age of peace, the Blight has returned. When your quiet hometown of Hakum Village is attacked by a Blighted Nargacuga, it’s down to you – and your furry Felyne companion, Navirou – to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Rider.

A group of friends bands together

Embark on an incredible quest to track down the truth! At your back, you’ll have support from a bunch of lively characters, and you’ll meet many more on your travels.

A new world to discover

Step into a vast new world, jam-packed with incredible places just waiting to be explored! From towering cities to quaint villages, scorching deserts to glistening coastlines, and frozen mountain peaks to lush tropical jungles, there’s so much to see!

As a promising young Rider, take on the Rite of Kinship, prove your potential and banish the Blight for good!

Become a Rider

Become a Rider

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“In ancient times, there were those who awakened a hidden power. To open their hearts and befriend the monsters of the world. They called them Riders...”

Catch, hatch and customise a team of monsters

As a heroic Rider, you’ll form unbreakable bonds with tamed beasts known as Monsties. By harvesting and hatching eggs you find in Monster Dens, you’ll be able to raise more than 60 different creatures from the world of Monster Hunter as your own!

Make them your own

Modify your Monsties’ Genes to get the best out of ‘em. By altering their genetic makeup, you can improve their stats and grant them new skills!


Behind enemy lines

To get your hands on new Monsties, you’ll have to venture deep into dangerous Monster Dens. Get in, get out and hatch that egg! What could it be?!


Mount your Monsties and travel in style!

With their Riding Actions, your Monsties can reach places that you could only ever dream of. Some can swim across vast lakes, walk through lava or even soar through the skies. Walking is for suckers!


Be the Rider you want to be

Create a hero for the ages with the feature-rich character creator. Whether you choose to play as a girl or a boy, you can pick from a range of different hairstyles, fashions, skin tones and more.


Battle with beasts

Control the flow of the fight

In battle, your Monstie will fend for itself, but you’ll have control over your Rider’s actions. Decide whether to attack, use items or unleash special Rider Skills, and switch between a party of five Monsties to stay on top.


Battle with others

Put your team to the test – challenge nearby Riders via Local Play, or take the fight online*. Customise your clashes with different battle rules to level the playing field or turn up the heat!

Power, speed, technique

If an enemy targets your Rider, engage them in a Head-to-Head encounter! You can pull off three different types of attack – Power, Speed or Technical – each of which is weak to another. Reading your enemy’s attacks and countering with the right move is the key to success!

If you and your Monstie both choose the correct attack type in a Head-to-Head, you’ll team up for an epic Double Attack. Take that!


Ride on!

As you and your Monstie pull off successful attacks, you’ll build your Kinship meter. Fill it once, and you’ll be able to climb aboard your beast, combine your powers and unleash exclusive Kinship Skills. You can fill your Kinship meter several times over, allowing for even more powerful moves!


Show off

In the heat of battle, two monsters can test their mettle in awe-inspiring Power Clashes, Air Showdowns and Breath Blasts. These moments really show off the might of these beasts!


Level up

As the mystical power of your Kinship Stone grows stronger, you’ll be able to attract rarer and more powerful monsters to fight at your side!

See what’s up for grabs in the Extras section

*Wireless internet connection required. The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the network related terms and privacy policies required.

Extras

Expand your adventure with free downloadable content!

From launch, loads of regular downloadable content will be available for free*. Updates include challenging new quests, battle events, tournaments, highly coveted loot and cool item packs!

Some of the packs even feature collaborations with famous video games, popular Japanese anime and manga series, and much more.

As well as the highlights listed below, there are many more updates planned. Be sure to check in-game regularly!

The Legend of Zelda pack

Release date: September 28th, 2017

Don your Rider with the legendary Master Sword and Hero's Clothes, and gallop across the land on the back of Epona!

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Play the demo and get a free item!

If you have save data for the Monster Hunter Stories™ demo* on your Nintendo 3DS family system, you can get a free Rider’s Outfit for Navirou when you purchase the full game!

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You can download the demo from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo 3DS family system, or via this page – just sign in and press the “Download demo” button to get started!** Your save data will also carry across to the full game, so you can pick up where you left off***.

Bonus content for Monster Hunter™ Generations players

If you have save data for Monster Hunter™ Generations on your Nintendo 3DS family system, you can unlock special items in Monster Hunter Stories™, inspired by Glavenus!

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  • A new weapon: one-handed sword
  • A new outfit for Navirou

*Wireless internet connection required. The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the network related terms and privacy policies required.

**To be able to purchase download games or download demos from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to a Nintendo Network ID, and you'll need to have visited Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.

***The Monster Hunter Stories™ demo can be completed multiple times, however, each time the previous save file will be overwritten. Only the last completed save file can be transferred to the full game.

Categories

Adventure, RPG

Multiplayer mode

Simultaneous

Players

1 - 2

Publisher

Capcom

Age rating

TBD

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System

Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date

08/09/2017

Age rating

TBD

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian

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System

Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date

08/09/2017

Age rating

TBD

Languages

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch

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14828 blocks