Niantic, popular for its augmented reality mobile games Ingress and Pokémon Go, has announced that it has partnered with Capcom to launch Monster Hunter Now, a a real-world hunting action augmented reality RPG for mobile in September.
In this game, you will take the role of a hunter, venture forth and team up with fellow players in order to take down the fiercest monsters in the world, adding a social element that promises a thrilling experience.
Ninantic says that the game is designed for everyone to enjoy at their own pace, whether they are a long-time Monster Hunter player or those who hasn’t played for a while, or even a newcomer to the series.
By using a Paintball on a monster that you encounter, you can bring the monster back home and hunt it alone or with someone else. And even when you’re walking around without playing the game, your companion can mark any monsters you pass by with the Paintball, so you can enjoy hunting them even after returning home.
Since this is built on Niantic’s Lightship platform, the game uses industry-leading location-based technology and AR that overlays the real world with fantastical and fierce creatures, said the company.
The Monster Hunter Now will be distributed by Niantic and licensed by CAPCOM. It will launch in September 2023 on Android and iOS through the Google Play and the App store. The company will open a closed beta test soon, and you can register for it on monsterhunternow.com.