Monster Hunter Stories coming September 8th; demo out next week

Nintendo announced today that upcoming adventure game Monster Hunter Stories for Nintendo 3DS family of systems launches on September 8th. And while there is no official word the accompanying amiibo will also likely be released at the same time.

The game features turn-based battles, a departure for the series. Here’s the synopsis for the game:

When a monster infected by the Black Blight attacks your remote village of riders, tragedy will thrust you into an exciting yet dangerous world, where you must bond with monsters on your adventure. As the story snakes along, you’ll encounter a wealth of side quests and hours of challenging turn-based battles where you must coordinate monster skills, rider skills and enemy attack patterns. The instinctive rock-paper-scissors combat system is a series first, a breath of fresh air for veterans and newcomers alike. It’s the perfect entry point into the popular Monster Hunter universe and a game unlike anything else in the series! You can even battle other players online, locally, or via the StreetPass feature.

A free demo for Monster Hunter Stories will also be available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on August 10th.

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