‘Monster Hunter Stories’ brings cuteness and color to the beloved RPG series

Eager to jump into the Monster Hunter series but put off by the difficulty? Monster Hunter Stories for Nintendo 3DS lets beginners dip their toes in the hunt.

No need to master difficult battle combos. Stories trades strategic action/RPG battles for classic rock, paper, scissors turn-based fighting. Collect and hatch eggs and partner with countless monsters as you adventure the wild. This sounds a lot like another monster heavy adventure.

Hunt, scout, and even combine your spoils into weapons and armor or treats for your monsters. And unlike the drab design of the main series, Monster Hunter Stories is heavy on color and personality. Best of all, you can play with Monster Hunter Amiibo to unlock special monsters and bonuses. Adventure alone or with friends via local or online play.

Monster Hunter Stories is currently on sale through Amazon for $23.45 (regularly $39.99).

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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.