Capcom has revealed the release date for Monster Hunter spin-off Monster Hunter Stories in Japan, and has also announced that the game will be getting its own amiibo figures.
The figures will enable players to unlock special monsters in-game, and include One-Eyed Rathalos and Rider (Female) and One-Eyed Rathalos and Rider (Male), both of which cost 1800 Yen apiece. The third amiibo is the character Nabiru, which will cost 1200 Yen. Capcom has also revealed that it will release more amiibo figures later in the year.
The three figures will launch on the same day as the game: October 8th.
It has also been confirmed that limited quantities of the game will include a Rathalos costume for Nabiru, and if you happen to have Monster Hunter Generations save data on your 3DS, you'll be rewarded with a Dinovaldo costume for Nabiru as well as a unique one-handed sword for your main character. There will be certain monsters which are exclusive to various Japanese retailers too, and Capcom is collaborating with Japanese musician DAIGO and Sanrio to include special characters in the game.
Capcom has also released a new trailer for the game, which hasn't yet been confirmed for western release.
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