Monster Hunter Stories is not your typical Monster Hunter experience.

You won't be after the best weapons or rolling constantly to avoid huge ennemies coming after you. Here, a rather cute art style changes the atmosphere of the game and it plays like Pokémon.

You'll collect different beasts and have them battle in turn-based combat using their abilities. It sounds a lot like Pokémon but it's also quite natural for the franchise. And boy does it look good for a 3DS game:

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We still don't have confirmation that the game is coming outside of Japan but I'd be very surprised if it did not.