The game shipped in Japan on October 8. It marks the first RPG for the Monster Hunter franchise.
In the game’s story, in a certain village of Riders, children start their adventure with a game of “Egg Hunting Tag.” The protagonist, Lilia, and Shuval go into the forest and discover a monster egg, and the egg hatches. Through this meeting, the monster awakens, and the three friends each start to walk on their own separate paths.
The Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON tie-in anime premiered in Japan on October 2. Crunchyroll is streaming the ongoing series with English subtitles as it airs and Funimation is streaming an English dub.