In a surprise move that’s caused ripples in the mobile gaming community, Niantic and Capcom have unleashed their much-anticipated collaboration, Monster Hunter Now, a week earlier than its slated September 14th release date. 

Monster Hunter Now: Early Release Date

First-time players, here’s a nifty tip: once you’ve downloaded the game and set up an account – which you can conveniently do using your Google, Apple credentials or by creating a new one with Apple – there’s an opportunity to snag some juicy in-game rewards. All you need is a referral code from a current player. And if you’re still on the fence about diving in, the game’s trailer might just tip the balance for you. It promises an immersive experience that stays true to the Monster Hunter legacy.

Catch a sneak peek of Monster Hunter Now’s gameplay

What makes Monster Hunter Now especially compelling is its utilization of Niantic’s state-of-the-art AR technology. This fusion promises a gaming experience that’s not just visually impressive, but also incredibly immersive. Players can hunt monsters in the real world through their mobile screens, turning their surroundings into a vast hunting ground. For those unfamiliar with the Monster Hunter series, this could be the perfect entry point, seamlessly melding the classic game mechanics with cutting-edge AR technology.

Monster Hunter Now: Early Release Date

Monetization comes in the form of in-app purchases, primarily revolving around different sets of gems. For long-time aficionados of the Monster Hunter series, there’s a lingering question: Will the essence of Monster Hunter shine through in this new release? The true test will be spending some quality time hunting monsters on one’s device this week. Given Capcom’s reputation for integrating cross promotions with its plethora of brands, there’s also buzzing anticipation about potential tie-ins with Sunbreak on PC and other consoles.

As Monster Hunter Now promises a worldwide journey, the big question remains: will you be joining the hunt this week? Dive into the realm of augmented reality hunting, and let us know your thoughts on this groundbreaking collaboration. The official website offers more insights, for those eager to delve deeper into this new gaming frontier. Whether you’re a seasoned hunter or new to the franchise, this is one hunt you won’t want to miss.

Monster Hunter Now: Early Release Date

For those who’ve been waiting with bated breath, Monster Hunter Now is now available for iOS and Android devices, as well as PC with BlueStacks, and it’s free! This accelerated launch came on the heels of the game achieving a staggering 3 million pre-registrations, hinting at its potential popularity among AR enthusiasts.