Mobile Monster Hunter Game Being Developed by Niantic

Explore your area and hunt monsters!

A Mobile Monster Hunter game is being made by the Pokemon Go studio Niantic.

The new mobile game, Monster Hunter Now, is planned to launch in September 2023. According to CAPCOM, it offers an approachable hunting experience that can be enjoyed as part of everyday life, just like Pokemon Go.

The game will use real-world data by using location-based technology and augmented reality. This will encourage players to explore their nearby surroundings and then some. They can explore streets, parks, and neighborhoods and find monsters to hunt.

Players can also team up with others to take down the strongest and fiercest monsters in the world, which adds social interaction to the experience. Inviting friends to join the hunt will be easy since it can be played on smartphones.

“Monster Hunter Now is a new and unprecedented Monster Hunter game that entices players to go out with their Palico and encounter incredible monsters in the real world,” said Ryozo Tsujimoto, Producer of the Monster Hunter series for CAPCOM. “Niantic’s AR technology delivers a ‘here and right now’ hunting experience, something that can be played casually, while honoring the game play and hunting action that only Monster Hunter can offer. Let’s get out into the real world and enjoy hunting!” 

“Monster Hunter Now will be the ultimate experience for anyone who has dreamed of facing off against epic monsters and battling them with friends,” said John Hanke, Founder and CEO of Niantic. “Filled with fantastical creatures, engrossing hunting and opportunities for teamwork, with the best possible graphics on mobile devices, Monster Hunter Now is the perfect franchise to bring into the real world.”

Monster Hunter Now is to arrive this coming September 2023.

Former News Editor