No doubt many of you are aware of Monster Hunter Stories, the kid-friendly RPG spin-off of Capcom's popular Monster Hunter series. The game's done pretty well in Japan, but there's still no word on whether or not there will be a Western localisation. Though Capcom has remained fairly tight lipped about this, the recent update to Animal Crossing: New Leaf has stirred up discussion over whether an announcement may be forthcoming.

The new Animal Crossing update added in amiibo integration, and the three Monster Hunter Stories amiibo are on the list of compatible figures. Though these amiibo are currently Japan-only, Western gamers that have imported the figures have found that they're compatible with English copies of New Leaf, complete with localised text. It's far from a confirmation that Monster Hunter Stories is coming West, but still, we can dream.

What do you think? Have you tried this out for yourself? Would you like to see Monster Hunter Stories in the West? Share your thoughts in the comments below.