Monster Hunter Stories strikes us as a particularly interesting entry in the series. For over a decade the franchise has largely stuck to tried-and-tested approaches, but this is one of a fresh batch of titles (others being arcades and smart device apps) switching up the visual style and gameplay.

An RPG adventure with turn-based battles, you play the role of young trainers that team up with monsters in order to tackle an adventure and wild foes. Finding, hatching and grooming monsters will be part of it, with a lovely visual style helping to tie it all together.

It's due on 3DS this year in Japan, and you can see a fresh trailer below.

Let us know what you think, and if you want to see the actual game in action the off-screen footage below - from last year - shows an early part of the game.