Capcom just released their recent Nintendo 3DS title Monster Hunter Stories on iOS and Android in Japan. Monster Hunter Stories is a spinoff from the mainline Monster Hunter franchise. Instead of playing as a hunter, you play as a rider here and the game is a turn based RPG that has been developed by Marvelous. The iOS platform isn’t a stranger to Monster Hunter because Capcom ported Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [$14.99] a while ago but this is a recent title that has made its way to both iOS and Android. It is available for 1900 Yen in Japan right now. Watch the trailer for it below:

This is interesting for a couple of reasons. For one, it only released in English speaking regions in September this year and was localized and published by Nintendo. This might cause some trouble for a possible English release on mobile platforms because Nintendo handled the localization and we’ve seen something similar happen with Dragon Quest VII that is still Japanese only. Nevertheless, I’m a big fan of Monster Hunter Stories and played a lot of it on 3DS when it released. If this does ever get an English release, I’ll be there day one. Check out the Japanese website for the iOS and Android version here. The website lists the supported versions and devices for both iOS and Android and as with Capcom tradition, iOS 11.2 isn’t mentioned and the highest supported iOS version is 11.0.3 The official English website for the Nintendo 3DS game with information available in English can be viewed here. If you do have a Japanese App Store account, check out Monster Hunter Stories here. The Google Play listing can be viewed here. We will be keeping an eye out on this to see if it ever does get an official English release.

  • GalDrogo

    This game will sap your time and device battery. Keep the charger handy. 😂 toooo good. Playing on the 3DS. Cnt wait to buy it for iOS

  • Alex_Gol

    While MHFU for iOS lies dead in the water beyond iOS 10.2...

    • Shaun Musgrave

      Game works fine on iOS 11. Capcom just likes to be clear about the highest version they can 100% guarantee, which is whatever the highest version was when they last updated. It doesn't mean it won't work past that, just that they can't promise it will until it gets another update.

      • Alex_Gol

        I am just still on the fence about updating to iOS 11. I can't really remember or care enough to search through all my installed games to see which are 32bit ones and whether they work on iOS 11. I bet Re-Volt doesn't work on iOS 11 anymore if I am not mistaken.

      • HouseofG

        Then maybe don't make declarations like that..?

      • Alex_Gol

        Declarations like what? That 32bit apps/games don't work on iOS 11?

      • DanCJ

        You can get to a nice easy list in the settings.

      • Alex_Gol

        Which show up only in iOS 11's About settings and not iOS 10?

      • Aaron C

        It's in iOS 10 too

      • DanCJ

        No, just iOS 10 from what I can tell.

        In iOS 11 you’d have to run one to find out - unless you reset and restore from backup. In that case, the 32 bit apps will have an iCloud icon next to the name to signify that the app isn’t installed.

  • Dailon Huskey

    Glad I have a Japan account!

  • thejbe

    Those Japanese classes have just paid off! 🇯🇵

  • curtneedsaride

    If DQVII never makes it over here on mobile, I guess I should start learning Japanese. This game will just be a bonus to understand fully! But seriously, I hope this makes it to the West. MHFU was the best multiplayer on mobile I’ve ever experienced... maybe best experience on any console. So, another MH title is so welcome on my phone.

    • Dailon Huskey

      you need a Japan account 🙂 ha
      hoping to have this by the end of the day

  • Jeaz

    God, I love Japanese trailers/ads.

    On a more serious note, really hope this gets a western release soon, looks great.

  • Aaron C

    Wow I hope this gets a western release!

  • Gurney Halleck

    Oh man this is a brutal tease! 🤓🤓

  • Mysterious Heroine X

    Ahh I want this badly. Full premium monster hunter game in my pocket? Yes please!