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Monster Hunter Stories, the series’ Pokémon-esque spin-off, getting a free demo next week

by Ron Duwell | August 2, 2017August 2, 2017 3:00 pm PDT

I haven’t played Monster Hunter Stories since I went hands on with it at TGS 2015, so I’m eager to see if my positive impressions of it hold up. Luckily, you and I will both get the chance next week when a free demo will appear on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

The game is exactly what it appears to be. Capcom wanted to appeal to a new generation of gamers with the Monster Hunter franchise, and it took this spin-off in a Pokémon-esque direction. Annoying sidekicks, bright colors, and, of course, monster collecting, you’ll find all of these tropes in the game with the addition of a fully rendered 3D world to explore.

You’ll be surprised when the Nintendo 3DS is able to chug out such a good looking world.

Again, these are all just memories from a last-minute hands-on impression two years ago. It would be best to give the game a shot yourself next week for absolutely free when the demo launches.

Monster Hunter Stories will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on Sept. 8.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...