The next 3DS installment in the Monster Hunter series, Monster Hunter Stories, launches in the US on the 8th of September. Players who would like to sample an early portion of the game ahead of its release can download a free demo, which is available right now in the 3DS ecommerce shop.

Just like the previous title, Monster Hunter Stories is a turn-based RPG. The game trades the series’ realistic visuals and monster designs for a much more colorful, look of the cartoony. In this entry, player take the role of a Monster Rider, collecting and hatching monsters rather than hunting them. And you will be able to use the different monsters you hatch to form teams and unleash “powerful combo attacks” with their unique abilities.


Unlike many other demos on the service, the Monster Hunter Stories demo lets 3DS owners play through the first several hours of the game. Those who purchase the full version once it’s released will be able to transfer their save data over from the demo game, which includes all of the monsters and items that they have collected.

A demo for Monster Hunter XX is also available right now on Switch, but only in Japanese language. Meanwhile, the series’ next traditional installment, Monster Hunter: World, is slated to arrive on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early year of 2018, with a PC release following after. Capcom recently released a series of trailers that give fans a detailed overview of the 14 different weapons classes featured in that title.