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Capcom is bringing a very cute Monster Hunter RPG to Nintendo 3DS

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Capcom will release a new Monster Hunter game for Nintendo 3DS called Monster Hunter Stories, a role-playing game that appears to be a stylistically different take on the series, next year. The new RPG was revealed in a trailer for the game shown at a Monster Hunter Festa event in Japan.

The trailer shows a young hunter and his Felyne friend being chased by a Tigrex, only to be rescued by a friendly miniature Rathalos. We get a glimpse of Monster Hunter Stories' colorful, cartoon-like world and a clear sense that Capcom's new RPG will be infused with a bit more humor than other Monster Hunter games.

Monster Hunter Stories is dated for 2016 in Japan. We've reached out to Capcom to see if a Western release is in the works.

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