Monster Hunter Stories announced for 3DS

Announcement bereft of gameplay details, but full of a trailer.

Monster Hunter Stories

At the Monster Hunter Festa ’15 tournament finals in Tokyo today, Capcom announced Monster Hunter Stories, a Monster Hunter RPG spin-off for the 3DS due out in Japan sometime in 2016.

Five years in the making, little is known about the actual gameplay thus far, though Famitsu managed to solicit a brief quote on the game’s overall direction from series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto.

“We want to imbue this game with a storyline and brand of fun that can only be done within the confines of an RPG, while still preserving the core sensibilities that people have come to associate with Monster Hunter,” Tsujimoto said.

Watch the debut trailer below. View the first images at the gallery.

Visit the game’s official website here.

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