Monster Hunter Now Coming from Pokemon Go Creators


Monster Hunter Now

By: Jason Siu


1 min read

Home » News » Monster Hunter Now Coming from Pokemon Go Creators
Monster Hunter Now is set to go live in September 2023

We prefer to run an ad-free site, so this post may contain affiliate links. If you wish to support us and use these links to buy something, we may earn a commission. Learn more here.

It’s almost hard to believe it has been nearly seven years since Pokemon Go was first released. The augmented reality mobile game took the world by storm, garnering millions of players within days. And somehow, it’s still going strong in 2023. Today, however, we aren’t here to talk about Pokemon Go. We’re here to talk about Monster Hunter Now, which is a Monster Hunter version of Pokemon Go.

Currently in development by Niantic, the same team behind Pokemon Go, Monster Hunter Now appears to follow a similar formula. But instead of catching monsters, players will hunt them in the real world. A closed beta test sign-up is currently available and will be limited to an estimated 10,000 people. That beta test is scheduled to start April 25.

Although there aren’t very many details about the upcoming mobile game, Niantic did release a teaser trailer, which you can watch below. Monster Hunter Now will launch September 2023 and it will be interesting to see how well it does. Pokemon Go was a phenomenon because of how popular that franchise is. While Monster Hunter’s player base has grown since the release of Monster Hunter World, the franchise pales in comparison to Pokemon worldwide. Some could argue that Pokemon Go players tolerate Niantic’s monetization because it’s a Pokemon game; it might not be the same with Monster Hunter fans.

Monster Hunter Now Teaser Trailer

Like our content?

Subscribe to our newsletter and get video game news, features, and deals straight to your inbox.

This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. Subscribing to the newsletter indicates your consent to our Privacy Policy. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.

With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

Latest News