Today Nintendo and Capcom announced Monster Hunter Stories would be releasing in Europe and the US this Fall. Stories released in Japan last October to critical acclaim, as is expected for nearly any release in the franchise in its native country.
Monster Hunter enjoys a smaller, but equally loyal following in the West. That said, Stories is a different animal altogether, in that it's more of a traditional RPG and is more story-driven from what little we've come to know of the game.
We have a feeling series fans will love this new entry, and the new art style may even attract some new gamers to the franchise. We'll keep you updated on Monster Hunter Stories as more information is available.