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It’s been so, so long since we’ve heard anything about Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild that hunters would be forgiven for assuming it’s been lost in the wild since the film’s announcement back in 2018. Originally planned for a 2019 release, the 3D-animated movie has finally re-emerged in the form of a new official Netflix trailer, with a release date of August 12th, 2021 on the popular streaming service.

Legends of the Guild follows Aiden, a young man who, while out on a regular hunt, finds himself in trouble and is rescued by a more experienced hunter called Julius. Julius informs Aiden that an Elder Dragon is on its migration path, and as a result, Aiden’s village is in great danger. The duo enlist more hunters to form a group in order to prevent the incoming catastrophe, and the trailer features many of the beasts, combat, and adventure that fans of the Monster Hunter games might expect.

The film will be produced by Pure Imagination Studios and directed by visual effects specialist Steven F. Yamamoto (who has worked on various films in the Transformers movie franchise). The listing on the Netflix website also confirms it will have a 58-minute runtime.

Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild is not to be confused with the recent Monster Hunter live-action movie, which hit theaters in June 2021 and was directed by Paul W. S. Anderson (who worked across the previous, long-running Resident Evil film franchise).

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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!