Capcom and Niantic have officially announced the release date of the upcoming Monster Hunter Now.
The game will be launched globally for iOS and Android systems on September 14 and received a showcase earlier this week which showed off a gameplay reveal and details of the game.
Monster Hunter Now was originally announced in March, and is being developed and distributed by Niantic, the same team behind Pokemon Go. According to Niantic and Capcom, thirteen monsters will be available at launch, which is as follows:
- Great Jagras
- Great Girros
As for weapons, we know that the game will include Sword & Shield, Great Sword, Long Sword, Hammer, Light Bowgun, and Bow. The game will add new monsters and new weapons over the months after launch, assuming that the game itself is successful. Niantic is still supporting Pokemon Go, so it's likely that they're hoping for a similar level of success here.
The last Monster Hunter game to release was Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, which was an expansion to 2021's Monster Hunter Rise, a title that was briefly a Nintendo Switch exclusive before later being ported to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.