A closed beta begins quickly for Niantic and Capcom’s Monster Hunter Now, a brand new AR action-RPG releasing this September.
Announced by way of an official blog post, Monster Hunter Now is the primary AR entry for Capcom’s well-liked sequence. Developed on Niantic’s Lightship platform, Monster Hunter Now unsurprisingly makes use of the same premise to Pokémon Go, the place you encounter Monster Hunter creatures, battle them with totally different weapons and acquire assets to enhance your looking gear. You can see this in motion beneath:
“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,” claims sequence producer Ryozo Tsujimoto. Speaking in a GamesIndustry.biz interview, Tsujimoto revealed growth started in March 2019, stating: “I can still remember when Niantic told me about this project, I immediately said ‘Let’s do it’ without giving it a second thought.”
Niantic is holding itself busy in current months with new free-to-play releases. Alongside Pokémon Go, Pikmin Bloom and Ingress Prime, NBA All-World joined its rising line-up again in January, marking the primary official NBA AR recreation. It’s additionally creating Marvel World Of Heroes, which arrives later this yr and lately went into open beta in New Zealand.
Monster Hunter Now arrives in September 2023 for Android and iOS gadgets, obtainable by way of the App Store and Google Play. While there is no assure you’ll obtain entry, registration for the closed beta check is now open on the official website, which begins on April 25.