Monster Hunter Stories Comes to North America in September, Gets Demo in August

The JRPG spin-off of Capcom's popular hunting action series will release the same day for North America and Europe.

Nintendo has announced that Monster Hunter Stories will come to North America on September 8, the same day as the European release of the game. Additionally, Nintendo also announced that a downloadable demo will be available on the Nintendo 3DS  eShop on August 10 for North America and Europe.

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Monster Hunter Stories released in Japan on October 8, and it sees the player befriending monsters known as Otomon by stealing eggs from monster nests and hatching them. Players can also ride their Otomon around the overworld map and customize their Otomons’ skills and abilities by conducting special ceremonies.

In Japan, the game recently received a version 1.2 update and an updated physical re-release known as Monster Hunter Stories 1.2 Renewal Edition, which included new Otomon and more character customization options. Whether the Western version of the game is the original version or the updated version is unknown at this time.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Monster Hunter Stories news and information as it develops.

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Erroll Maas
Writer pursuing a career in Games & Entertainment media. Specialties include coverage of non-Pokémon monster taming RPGs, event coverage, indie game coverage, and coverage of various Japanese games.