Several months back, we heard that Capcom was planning on launching a new mobile game, which will be a spin-off of the popular Monster Hunter franchise. It looks like MH fans finally have something to look forward to with the announcement of “Monster Hunter Now,” which is scheduled to arrive for mobile devices this September.
While the initial announcement last year mentioned that Capcom will be working with developer TiMi, it looks like that endeavour will be different from this entry, which is a result of a collaboration between Capcom and Niantic, the developer responsible for the wildly-popular Pokemon GO.
Capcom adds that the upcoming title will let players “hunt monsters in the real world,” a mechanic which is rather similar to what we saw with Pokemon GO. At the moment, interested players can sign up for updates on the game, which will give selected players a chance to experience beta testing which begins on April 25. Capcom does state that the closed beta test access will be limited to around 10,000 players.
The Monster Hunter franchise is no stranger to mobile devices though, as Capcom has previously published spin-off titles for smartphone gaming platforms, including “Monster Hunter Stories,” which was originally launched on the Nintendo 3DS.
Source: Monster Hunter Now