For all those who want to battle monsters in the middle of the street, there’s great news! In less than two months, Niantic and Capcom’s Monster Hunter Go will be arriving.
Just like Pokémon Go, Niantic has once again lent its location-based and augmented reality technology to provide an adventure now centered around the Monster Hunter franchise.
Niantic’s next big release is just around the corner this summer
Today, the studio has announced that Monster Hunter Now, a collaboration with Capcom, will be available worldwide on September 14th for both iOS and Android.
The announcement was made during a lengthy presentation detailing how the game will function, including the weapons available at launch (sword and shield, greatsword, longsword, hammer, light bowgun, and bow), as well as the hunting and equipment progression.
Monster Hunter Now also features a clever function called paintball, allowing players to mark monsters they encounter for future battles against them.
The release comes at a crucial moment for Niantic, as the company has faced significant challenges in replicating the success of Pokémon Go, which remains their biggest hit.
In June, the company announced staff layoffs, including the closure of their Los Angeles studio and the cancellation of two games: NBA All-World and the in-development Marvel Heroes. This occurred shortly after the launch of Peridot, an original property from Niantic in the form of a virtual pet game.
As for Monster Hunter Now, interested players can already pre-register on both iOS and Android to receive some in-game bonuses upon launch, as is customary.
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