Capcom and Square Enix introduced a two-way collaboration between Monster Hunter Riders and Dragon Quest of the Stars in Japan. Both cellular video games will obtain new content material from the different franchise. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

Capcom revealed a brand new trailer for Monster Hunter Riders that exhibits the new collaboration content material. Players will be capable to struggle and befriend a number of Dragon Quest monsters like Slime and Great Sabrecat. The authentic characters from Riders‘ storyline may even seem with apparel based mostly on legacy Dragon Quest characters.

Likewise, Square Enix additionally put up a trailer the place Dragon Quest of the Stars will add monsters from the Monster Hunter sequence. Players of the Dragon Quest cellular RPG will be capable to struggle in opposition to Rathalos, Barioth, Zinogre, Tigrex, and Deviljho.

Capcom and Square Enix will reveal extra particulars on the collaboration at a joint live stream set to air on January 14, 2021, at 20:00 JST (6 AM ET). The producers of each cellular video games will ship extra info on every recreation.

While this marks the first-ever collaboration between the two large Japanese franchises, Monster Hunter has beforehand collaborated with different Square Enix franchises. Monster Hunter: World traded Rathalos with Final Fantasy XIV‘s Behemoth, whereas the now-defunct on-line recreation Monster Hunter Frontier added content material from NieR: Automata.

Dragon Quest of the Stars and Monster Hunter Riders can be found on Android and iOS cellular gadgets in Japan. The cellular video games have been downloaded over 20 million and 6 million instances, respectively. Although Dragon Quest of the Stars additionally has a worldwide model, Monster Hunter Riders continues to be solely out there in Japan as of this writing.