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Monster Hunter Stories Shows How To Steal Monster Eggs And Make Them Your Friends

With Monster Hunter Stories focusing pretty heavily on the ability to befriend monsters that the player will hatch, one of the more important parts of the game will be getting your hands on those monster eggs. Capcom released a new video detailing just how you’ll be able to steal monster eggs as well as how to hatch your new Otomon friends.

This video is the first in a series of videos in which players will be taught the way that Monster Hunter Stories works from Lilia. To begin with, you’ll need to find a monster nest while out exploring the field.

Often times, while searching for a monster nest, there will be a monster at the nest, sleeping or otherwise. While it’s obviously not the best idea to go after a nest with a monster patrolling, it’s relatively safe when they are asleep. You’ll need to sneak up to the nest and dig around for the eggs. You do need to be quick, though, as sleeping monsters can be woken up by your egg stealing activities.

Each time you pull out an egg, Nabiru (your Felyne friend) will give you a small clue as to what kind of egg you’re holding by saying things about it’s weight or scent. You can search for eggs in the same nest a few times, but if you hang around too long you risk waking that sleeping monster!

If you manage to successfully escape with an egg, you’ll need to take it to the stable Felyne, you can then set it with the rest of your eggs. And, from there, you’ll be able to hatch your new friends. Stats appear to be relatively random for each Otomon, and you’ll be able to name them when they hatch.

Monster Hunter Stories is releasing in Japan on October 8th, for the 3DS.

Also, be sure to check out the Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On anime, which started this past week! It’s a bit on the childish side, but is a fun little foray into the Monster Hunter world. And fans of the series will certainly enjoy all the call-outs to the game series.

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24 comments
  1. Bitrip
    Bitrip
    October 4, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    All the coverage on monster hunter stories is depressing me. I’ve been following it since last year and we still haven’t heard anything about a localization. -_-

  2. Random Dude
    Random Dude
    October 4, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    There’s something just inherently wrong in this title; I couldn’t put exactly where it is.

  3. OSad
    OSad
    October 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Snatching innocent monster eggs from their nests and pretending instead that you’re their monster mamas? Denying that Monster a decent Monster life terrorizing caravans and eating herbivores to instead be a domesticated slave to humans for his entire mortal existence?

    This game is FUCKED UP. Humans are the true monsters.

  4. Sadistic Pervert King
    Sadistic Pervert King
    October 4, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I don’t know how I feel about MonHun for babies. That said, I’d probably buy it if I got to raise a Pink Rathian. So cute.

  5. Sadistic Pervert King
    Sadistic Pervert King
    October 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Have you seen the anime? I haven’t, but I’m curious about it’s quality.

  6. Bitrip
    Bitrip
    October 4, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    My boyfriend has. He says it’s good. I wouldn’t doubt it, lately the video game-based anime have all been outstanding.

  7. Bitrip
    Bitrip
    October 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    People think I’m crazy but I want a Khezu.

  8. Cael
    Cael
    October 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Watched the first episode of the anime the other day. I found it really really boring.

  9. Sadistic Pervert King
    Sadistic Pervert King
    October 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Ah, okay. I have a Crunchyroll subscription, so I’ll check it out.

    I can’t recall watching any anime adaptions for games recently, aside from the lovely Persona 3 film quadrilogy.

    Any suggestions? I’m not too picky

  10. Bitrip
    Bitrip
    October 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    The new anime for Persona 5 is awesome. The God Eater anime was another good one. Both on crunchyroll. Pyscho Pass just got a game based on the anime, that show is also good.

  11. Sadistic Pervert King
    Sadistic Pervert King
    October 4, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Who wouldn’t want a rubbery leech baby?

  12. Sadistic Pervert King
    Sadistic Pervert King
    October 4, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I have to see the Persona 5 one.

    Weird. I really like God Eater. I had no idea it had an anime.

    And Psycho Pass is a title cool enough to sell me.

    Thanks!

  13. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 4, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I thought it was decent enough for what it is worth. It is only half of the setup for the core story but had better animation than I expected from World Trigger’s director (though some monsters don’t look so good) and seemed to make good use of the MH series for sound and visuals.

  14. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 4, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    If you aren’t picky, I suppose there is Gyakuten Saiban (the Ace Attorney anime). I have mixed feelings about it and only watched 12 episodes so far, but it may be worth a look if you have already played the games, don’t let it be your entry point to the series.

    If you think Monster Hunter Stories has a good anime, Hero Bank isn’t bad at all. It was based on two SEGA games on the 3DS aiming for that crossmedia money but it didn’t take off. It is on Crunchyroll as well.

  15. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 4, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    I’ll deliberately mute the music when I get/meet/use one just to recreate the feeling of the original. I hope the anime doesn’t miss out on the chance to do that for us without editing.

  16. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    October 4, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    The way it’s worded leads you to believe that “Friends” may have an apostrophe s, which it doesn’t.

  17. Sadistic Pervert King
    Sadistic Pervert King
    October 5, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Ace Attorney has one? Man, I suck at keeping track of this stuff. I’ll check out Hero Bank, too.

  18. FailDRE86
    FailDRE86
    October 5, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Watch PSO2 then rethink that statement.

  19. Bitrip
    Bitrip
    October 5, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Or you could learn to pick better anime.

  20. FailDRE86
    FailDRE86
    October 5, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Doesn’t change the fact about video game adaptations are garbage. Just name me a decent one from at least 5 years til now.

    Edit: Video game adaptations are “still” garbage.

  21. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 5, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Stein;s Gate?

    I never watched it but it barely fits into the 5 years thing, if a show which ended in September 2011 is cool.

    Otherwise, Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV seems to be decent so far. Monster Strike was good for the little I saw. Never seen Rage of Bahamut: Genesis but apparently it is very good.

  22. FailDRE86
    FailDRE86
    October 5, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Hmmm for SG I dropped it after ep.10 however a friend told me the series actually picks up from that point. FF Brotherhood meh it was ok I guess. Haven’t watched Rage of Bahumut so no opinions on that.

  23. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 5, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    The ones with the most praise are Rage of Bahamut (based on mobile game) and SG (based on VN). It might be worth finishing the SG anime or looking into the original VN.

    I’ve heard of Gyrozetter and Level 5 anime (Inazuma Eleven, LBX, Yokai Watch) being good but I didn’t feel like recommending things without hearing more broad acclaim.

    I do agree that video game adaptations can be pretty shaky but it is worth keeping an eye out for the more inspired ones.