Immersive AR Experience
Niantic and Capcom have announced that their AR title Monster Hunter Now is available for pre-registration on Android and iOS platforms. This announcement comes ahead of the game’s global launch on September 14, 2023.
Monster Hunter Now will offer Monster Hunter fans a gaming experience that will follow similarly to that of Pokemon GO. In the game, players will need to find and hunt monsters through augmented reality surroundings. The monsters themselves depend on the surrounding habitat they are in. Each encounter with a monster lasts for 75 seconds, and the Hunter’s actions are carried out via swipe controls on the smart device.
The game was announced in April of this year, and a closed beta was held back in June 2023. A roster of 13 monsters will be available to encounter when the game officially launches worldwide. These include iconic monsters from across the franchise’s history, such as Great Jagras, Kulu-Ya-Ku, Pukei-Pukei and more. The six available weapons will be the Sword & Shield, Great Sword, Long Sword, Hammer, Light Bowgun, and Bow.
Players can also engage in Group Hunt and fight monsters together with nearby players. Plus, they can join hunting parties to adventure outside together!
Pre-registration is now open for Monster Hunter Now on Android and iOS platforms via Google Play Store and App Store. A pre-registration campaign is also currently live, which includes various rewards that will be distributed if certain milestones are reached prior to launch.
These include the following:
- 500,000 pre-registrations: Potion x10 and Paintball x3
- 1,000,000 pre-registrations: Founder Medal and & Wander Pebble x3
- 2,000,000 pre-registrations: Special Pre-Order Makeup x2 and Item Box Expansion +500
- 3,000,000 pre-registrations: Special Pre-Order Makeup x2 and Double Rewards Ticket x3
- 5,000,000 pre-registrations: 10k Zenny and Item Box Expansion +500
Monster Hunter Now will be launching for Android and iOS devices on September 14, 2023. Be sure to stay tuned for our HardcoreDroid review following the global launch!