Monster Hunter Stories Now Available for Smartphones in the West

The monster taming RPG spinoff gets a second chance on smartphones in the west.

Monster Hunter Stories, Capcom's Nintendo 3DS RPG based on the Monster Hunter series, is now available for iOS and Android in North America and Europe for $19.99.

Additionally, a free demo titled Monster Hunter Stories The Adventure Begins is also available on iOS and Android for players who want to try the game before purchasing it.

New features for the smartphone version include high resolution visuals, an improved user interface, and an auto-save feature.

The smartphone version does not include crossover content from the Nintendo 3DS version, such as the Legend of Zelda armor and weapons or the Epona mount.

Monster Hunter Stories originally released for Nintendo 3DS in Japan on October 8, 2016, and released in North America and Europe on September 8, 2017. An updated version, Monster Hunter Stories 1.2 Renewal Edition, released in Japan digitally on July 26, 2017, and received a physical release a day later.

This updated version added new monsters, outfits, and allowed the player character to switch genders. A 1.3 update was released later as well, but did not receive a physical re-release.

The smartphone version of Monster Hunter Stories launched in Japan on December 4, 2017.

Monster Hunter Stories is available on iOS through the App Store and on Android via Google Play, and is also available both physically and digitally for the Nintendo 3DS

It is currently unknown if the game will see a sequel or enhanced Nintendo Switch port in the future.


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.

Published Sep. 25th 2018

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