Monster Hunter Now: Release date, platforms, trailer, gameplay, more

James Busby
Hunter fighting a Rathalos in Monster Hunter Now

Monster Hunter Now aims to bring Capcom’s beast-slaying RPG to mobile devices, so here’s everything you need to know about the release window, gameplay, and how you can get beta access. 

Monster Hunter Now is the latest mobile title from Niantic that will bring Capcom’s popular RPG to mobile devices. The game focuses on real-world encounters with the series’ most fearsome foes, enabling hunters to track down and hunt beasts in city streets, parks, and neighborhoods around the world. 

This is obviously incredibly exciting for Monster Hunter fans, particularly those who are also fans of Niantic’s other popular title, Pokemon Go. So, if you want to find out more about the game, then our hub has everything you need to know about the release date, platforms, gameplay, and more.


Monster Hunter Now release date & platforms

Hunters fighting a Rathalos in Monster Hunter Now
Iconic Monster Hunter beasts are coming to the real world!

Monster Hunter Now will be released on September 14, 2023, for Android and iOS devices.

Players can pre-register for the game now via the official website, and once specific pre-registration milestones are hit players will earn some exciting rewards. The full list of rewards is as follows:

  • 500,000 pre-registrations – Potion x10 & Paintball x3
  • 1,000,000 pre-registrations – Founder Medal & Wander Pebble x3
  • 2,000,000 pre-registrations – Special Pre-Order Makeup x2 & Item Box Expansion +500
  • 3,000,000 pre-registrations – Special Pre-Order Makeup x2 & Double Rewards Ticket x3
  • 5,000,000 pre-registrations – 10k Zenny & Item Box Expansion +500
  • (Item names and icons are subject to change)



While the trailer may be brief, we did get a glimpse of how the game will play. During the trailer, we can see players teaming up to take down monsters like the series flagship Rathalos, using iconic weapons to unleash deadly attacks. 

However, unlike previous titles in the franchise, Now focuses on real-world encounters that “entice players to go out with their Palico and encounter incredible monsters.” 

Meanwhile, Ryozo Tsujimoto, Producer of the Monster Hunter series stated that “Niantic’s AR technology delivers a ‘here and right now’ hunting experience, something that can be played casually while honoring the gameplay and hunting action that only Monster Hunter can offer.”

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