Niantic and Capcom have today jointly revealed Monster Hunter Now, a mobile spin-off similar in style to Pokémon GO, will launch on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store on 14th September 2023. Pre-registration across both platforms is available now, and the more players who do so, the better the rewards will be at launch. To see it in action, check out the Monster Hunter Now Showcase above.

At release, the game will ship with the following monsters: Great Jagras, Kulu-Ya-Ku, Pukei-Pukei, Barroth, Great Girros, Tobi Kadachi, Jyuratodus, Paolumu, Anjanath, Rathian, Legiana, Rathalos, and Diablos. In addition, the following six weapons can be used to take them down with: Sword & Shield, Great Sword, Long Sword, Hammer, Light Bowgun, and Bow.

The pre-registration rewards scale with the number of players who sign up before the 14th September 2023 launch:

  • 500,000 — Potion x10 and Paintball x3
  • 1,000,000 — Founder Medal and Wander Pebble x3
  • 2,000,000 — Special pre-order Makeup x2 and 500-slot Item Box Expansion
  • 3,000,000 — Special pre-order Makeup x2 and Double Rewards Ticket x3
  • 5,000,000 — 10k Zenny and an additional 500-slot Item Box Expansion

"Monster Hunter Now takes the experience of hunting monsters, upgrading your gear and fighting more challenging monsters, and adds real world exploration," a press release explains. "Hunting the most powerful monsters will require teamwork, and players can enjoy the experience of hunting together with up to three other players. The game is also designed with newcomers in mind, and first-time Monster Hunter players will be able to jump right into the action."

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