Monster Hunter: Stories is now available for both iOS and Android worldwide. This is great news for those outside of Japan. The game released in Japan around nine months ago, but it has just now been released for everyone else. This is not a free-to-play game though, as it will cost you $20 to purchase it on both Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. We have all of the latest news on Monster Hunter: Stories being released globally, so keep reading to learn more.
Monster Hunter: Stories Released on iOS & Android
You might have played Monster Hunter: Stories before, since it was released to the Nintendo 3DS around two-years ago. The game has since been in development for the mobile platforms, and Japan saw the mobile launch around nine months ago. Monster Hunter: Stories for mobile is very similar to the Nintendo 3DS game, and it was published by Capcom. If you have not heard about this game before, it is a role-playing game which puts you in the role of being a monster rider.
You would think that with the name Monster Hunter: Stories, you would be hunting monsters, but that is not the case at all. You are riding on the monsters and you need to steal eggs and hatch the eggs. Once the eggs hatch, you can name your monsters and then ride on them. These monsters can then participate in the combat, which uses a turn-based battle system. With this game, you will also be able to use a few different kinds of attacks during combat. These attacks work like rock-paper-scissors, and includes technique, speed, and power.
Monster Hunter: Stories on Mobile Contains No In-App Purchases
The really cool thing is that you will not have to worry about in-app purchases in the mobile version of Monster Hunter: Stories. It is a paid game, meaning you just pay the $20 and then you will have full access to the game.
The only downside to this is that you are not going to get some of the features that you have on the Nintendo 3DS version. Features that you will not have in the Monster Hunter: Stories mobile game include StreetPass, Network Battles, and amiibo features. Other types of collaborative content is also not available in the mobile version.
It is definitely quite rare that a mobile game like this does not include in-app purchases. If you would like to try out the game, you can check out the demo version that Capcom is releasing as well. The demo app of the game is called MHST The Adventure Begins, and it is available for both iOS and Android as well.
The good thing about this free demo version is that you can carry over your progress to the complete Monster Hunter: Stories game. So if you begin playing on the demo, and then want to buy the entire game, your progress is saved. That is really cool because it means you will not have to start over if you choose to purchase the full game later on down the road.
How to Get Monster Hunter: Stories Right Now
If you would like to try out Monster Hunter: Stories on your mobile device, you can download it right now from Apple’s App Store or Google Play Store. The game will cost you $20 to purchase, but after that you will not have to worry about paying any more money.
There are no in-app purchases in the game so once you spend the $20 you are done. You can download the free demo version too, if you would like to try this game before you buy. Remember, you will need to download MHST The Adventure Begins, so it is a different title than the regular game.
Once you have tried out the game, come back here and tell us what you think about it. Are you someone who enjoys role-playing games with a lot of combat and battles? Do you like how the mobile version of the game turned out? If you played the Nintendo 3DS version, tell us how you feel about the mobile version.
Do you think the game has translated well into a mobile game? If you have other similar mobile games that you like, tell us about those too. We are always looking for new games to try, so if you have suggestions similar to Monster Hunter: Stories let us know.