Capcom and Niantic have revealed the Monster Hunter Now release date.
The augmented-reality monster-hunting RPG, which was announced earlier this year, is set to launch on September 14th on mobile devices, according to the two studios.
The news comes via an official Monster Hunter Now showcase, which also gave us an in-depth look at the game's moment-to-moment gameplay and revealed the lineup of monsters and weapons featured therein.
In essence, Monster Hunter Now takes the core Monster Hunter experience - hunting monsters, upgrading gear, and battling increasingly challenging opponents - and "adds real world exploration", according to Capcom and Niantic.
During the above showcase, we get to see Monster Hunter Now staff members taking on hunts together, as well as a look at the game's map screen, gear upgrade systems, and more.
Here's the full list of monsters that have been announced for Monster Hunter Now.
- Great Jagras
- Great Girros
- Tobi Kadachi
You'll also get to wield a variety of weapons including hammers, longswords, and bows, so you won't want for tools with which to take down your monstrous foes.
Monster Hunter Now is currently open for pre-registration on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. You'll get some snazzy bonuses if you pre-register, too, including a host of items and in-game currency.
According to Capcom and Niantic, though, these items "do not change a user's performance in the game", so you're not going to net yourself any kind of gameplay advantage by using them.
Monster Hunter Now is set to release on Android and iOS devices on September 14th.
TechRaptor's own Robert Scarpinito previewed the game earlier this year, calling it an "excellent showcase of the AR gaming genre". Looks like you won't have to wait too much longer to see if you agree.
In the meantime, you can also look forward to Monster Hunter's upcoming Exoprimal collaboration if you can't get enough of Capcom's flagship monster franchise.