Pokémon Go developer Niantic is making an augmented reality Monster Hunter game

You can sign up now for the closed beta tests.

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Niantic, the developers behind the popular AR game Pokémon Go and Capcom just revealed Monster Hunter Now, a new Monster Hunter title for iOS and Android that will take all the action from the Monster Hunter franchise and bringing it to the outside world.

Here’s an overview from Niantic:

For anyone who’s ever dreamed of hunting monsters in the real world, Monster Hunter Now brings that fantasy to life. Taking the role of a hunter, players will venture forth and team up with fellow players in order to take down the fiercest monsters in the world, adding a social element to the thrilling experience. Since Monster Hunter Now can be played on smartphones, you can easily invite your friends to join.

Monster Hunter is Capcom’s most popular video game franchise with more than 90 million units sold globally, and is one of the most popular action role-playing game series of all time.

Monster Hunter Now is designed for everyone to enjoy at their own pace, whether you are a long-time Monster Hunter player, someone who hasn’t played for a while, or even a newcomer to the series. You can also play when and where you want. For instance, in Monster Hunter Now, there’s an item called the Paintball. By using a Paintball on a monster that you encounter, you can bring the monster back home and hunt it alone or with someone else. And even when you’re walking around without playing the game, your companion can mark any monsters you pass by with the Paintball, so you can enjoy hunting them even after returning home.

For those interested in trying out the game early, sign-ups for upcoming closed beta tests are available now via the official website.