Monster Hunter Generations Demo and Details Revealed

During the Nintendo Treehouse event at E3 the team behind Capcom’s Monster Hunter series showed off a live demo of the upcoming Monster Hunter Generations for the Nintendo 3DS. The latest installment in the Action RPG series revolves around using distinct and unique types of weapons to kill giant monsters in prolonged battles, then using their body parts to craft new weapons in armor to take on larger threats. It will be releasing digitally and at retail across North America and Europe on July 15, 2016.

During the livestream, Capcom confirmed details for a downloadable demo of Monster Hunter Generations, which features three monsters of varying difficulty levels for both new and experienced players, with options for local and online multiplayer (1-4 players). Players are encouraged to join up with others and start with the newly introduced Great Maccao, then attempt to face the beguiling new owl-like monster Malfestio, all before truly testing their mettle against the fan-favorite Nargacuga.

The demo will be available for all players to download on the Nintendo eShop on June 30th. However, select fans will begin to receive special early access codes for the demo via email beginning today. For others that can’t wait to start the hunt, early access to the demo is also available now in Humble Bundle’s E3 2016 Digital Ticket.

Also released today, a brand new E3 trailer for Monster Hunter Generations introduces the game’s daunting new enemies known as Deviant monsters. These are monsters that have survived previous hunter encounters, mutating and evolving into the greatest threats yet with new fearsome looks, unpredictable behaviors and unexpected abilities. These challengers, such as the Dreadking Rathalos and the Thunderlord Zinogre, yield parts to craft incredibly powerful and unique gear; which become worthy rewards for the most skilled hunters.

Mark your calendars fellow hunters. Each Monster Hunter game has a reputation for yielding hundreds of hours of challenging game-play so waiting a few extra weeks for a taste of new monster encounters shouldn’t be too hard.

Fluent in several forms of martial arts like Tae Kwon Do and Devil May Cry, Tyler Chancey is a robot in human skin programmed to love games, hate ignorance, and enjoy the finer things like iced tea and a good book. You can follow him on Twitter @DarthRahu

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