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Monster Hunter Now is a new Pokémon GO-style AR game – here’s what we know

If you are a fan of the Monster Hunter saga, and you loved searching for Pokémon on the streets of your city with Pokémon GO, then get ready for a new game that will drive you crazy. Capcom and Niantic have officially presented Monster Hunter Nowwhich will bring the search for monsters to real life thanks to augmented reality (AR).

The game will be available from September 2023 for iOS and Androidrespectively on the App Store and Google Play.

How will Monster Hunter Now work? The first pictures

Monster Hunter Now is a game that uses AR technology from Niantic – known for creating Pokémon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite – to turn the real world into a battlefield. The players, or rather the “hunters”, will be able to explore, collect resources and fight against the monsters of the famous CAPCOM franchise. All of this, obviously, in the real world, through the augmented reality of the smartphone.

The game also features a mode multiplayer, which means that several hunters will be able to join forces to defeat very powerful enemies. At the moment we don’t know much about the game details, but during the presentation event we attended, the developers let slip some interesting information.

Monster Hunter Now map

Monster Hunter Now AR

Monster Hunter Now AR Niantic

First of all we know that the combat mechanics will be absolutely simple and intuitive, also adapts those unfamiliar with the franchise’s titles. With a touch on the screen you attack the enemy, with multiple touches you make combos and holding down you activate actions and special attacks. The developers have also teased a paintball functionality. No, no paint guns. Paintball is a feature that allows you to mark the monsters encountered in the city in order to face them latermaybe once you get home. Especially useful for tagging monsters you come across on your way to work or school, but just don’t have time to fight right now.

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As with Pokémon GO, players will find monsters and collectible resources in the main ones places of historical and cultural interest in their city. By collecting resources you can create and upgrade your own equipment.

How to join the Monster Hunter Now beta test

Players interested in trying Monster Hunter Now first can apply to participate in the beta tests that will take place in the coming months. Applications are open at this link.

“Monster Hunter Now will be the ultimate experience for anyone who has dreamed of taking on epic monsters and battling them with friends,” he said. John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic. “Packed with fantastic creatures, challenging hunting and teamwork opportunities, with the best graphics possible on mobile devices, Monster Hunter Now is the perfect franchise to bring to the real world.”

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