Original Monster Hunter Stories will not be ported to Nintendo Switch

The 3DS game Monster Hunter Stories is not being ported to the Nintendo Switch for the time being. There will be a new game in the series for that console next year, but the older version will not be transferred.

That says producer Ryozo Tsujimoto in an interview with Gamereactor. He is responding to rumors surrounding the new Monster Hunter Stories 2 game that was recently announced for the Switch. Fans wondered if there would be a new port of the original Monster Hunter Stories, which came out for Nintendo 3DS in 2016, alongside the new game.

“There are currently no plans to bring the original Monster Hunter Stories to Switch,” said Tsujimoto. According to him, players of the new game do not have to worry that they will not understand the story. “There is a new protagonist and a new storyline,” says the producer. “Although it takes place in the same world, the game is designed so that players can dive right in.” The game will be released in March 2021.