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UPDATE: The Monster Hunter Stories demo is now live in the North American 3DS eShop. Have fun,

Less than a month away from its release date, a demo for Monster Hunter Stories is out in Europe and will be available later today on the 3DS for US players. Nintendo UK has already uploaded an overview trailer for the game to get you up to speed if you haven’t played a game in the Monster Hunter series before. It’s also important to keep in mind that Stories is a bit of an outlier — this is the first Monster Hunter game with turn-based strategy and is intended as an entry point for gamers who feel a tad overwhelmed with the mainline series.

Oddly enough, this isn’t the only Monster Hunter game to get a demo this week, as Monster Hunter XX had a demo debut on the Nintendo Switch via the Japanese eShop yesterday.

There still isn’t any word on whether or not the amiibo line made for the 3DS game will be released here in the US, though there are listings on Amazon for the Japanese versions and the prices for those are on par with MSRP amiibo prices.

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)