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Monster Hunter Now Is the Next Game from Pokemon GO Developer Niantic

Pokemon Go developers Niantic and Capcom have announced Monster Hunter Now, a real-world action RPG mobile game set to release on iOS and Android devices in September 2023. Great Juggler when taking a walk around the neighborhood.

IGN and other members of the press were able to attend a hands-off presentation of Monster Hunter Now. The team has made it clear that they want to keep the best parts of Monster Hunter intact during the move to his mobile space. Additionally, Monster Hunter Now is accessible to franchise newcomers and veterans alike.

Some of these veterans and newcomers will be able to test its promise for themselves, as Monster Hunter Now’s closed beta kicks off on April 25th. Players can register for the beta. The team has confirmed that approved individuals can fight monsters with swords and shields, greatswords, and light bowguns.

Similar to Pokémon GO, Monster Hunter Now roams the real world and encounters monsters. However, when the battle does take place, unlike Pokémon GO, it becomes an action RPG reminiscent of its console counterpart if simplified a bit. You can defeat monsters stylishly and powerfully. Niantic also hinted that Monster Hunter Now will have a story of sorts, with new familiar faces appearing in the process.

Players can adventure alone or with up to four friends. You also have the option to team up with other nearby hunters playing Monster Hunter He Now. Niantic wasn’t ready to go into detail about how to play with friends, especially those who may not live nearby, but his multiplayer experience is a top priority for the game.

The battles themselves are 75 seconds max and aim to be as fun and chaotic as traditional Monster Hunter battles. Attacking monsters causes parts to fly, and weapons and combat are similar to what fans are accustomed to. Players can also choose to fight in vertical or horizontal mode.

With the paintball mechanic, you can tag monsters and end that battle when you get home or whenever it’s convenient for you.

The rewards from these battles are resources and monster parts, and in the traditional monster hunter fashion, players craft and upgrade equipment, take it with them into battle to become more powerful, and continue that loop. can be repeated again.

Two other integral parts of Monster Hunter Now are Palico companions and the paintball mechanic. Recognized by fans of the franchise as fantastic cat-like creatures, Otomo accompanies each player on their adventures and can also utilize the aforementioned paintball mechanics.

Monster Hunter Now encourages players to roam their hometown for work, travel, and more. However, sometimes something pops up that prevents you from finishing the battle or encountering certain monsters. You can end the battle at any time.

Plus, your Palico will hunt monsters and tag you with paintball even when you’re not playing the game, so you can challenge yourself at home, work, and more. This is a very useful feature for not missing monsters, and also increases the chances of friends and family fighting together at the right time.

As for how to find monsters to fight, there are Wayspots/landmarks scattered throughout the game world that provide resources to the player when found. Monsters spawn around these, but also spawn randomly in the wild To do. This is useful for people who live in rural or non-landmarked areas.

There’s also the option to watch these monsters come to life in your town using AR. panned up, we could catch a glimpse of a giant fire dragon hovering above them with the skyline in the background.

As previously mentioned, Monster Hunter Now will be released on iOS and Android devices in September 2023 and will be a free-to-play game with items purchased for an additional fee. The team wasn’t willing to go into too much detail about its monetization strategy, but promised there would be a “good balance” between a free experience and an experience “enhanced” by purchasing items.

Also, Monster Hunter Now’s closed beta will begin on April 25th, and registration will open at .

Monster Hunter Now has been in the works for about four years and has been a project that has generated a lot of excitement from the start. In fact, Ryozo Tsujimoto, Capcom’s director and senior managing executive officer and producer of the Monster Hunter series, said, “I still remember the first meeting. I immediately said, ‘Let’s do it.’ He said. without thinking. “

For more, check out our full details and review of the expansion Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, which is finally coming to more platforms on April 28, 2023.

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @Adam Bankhurst and Cramp.

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