Through “Lilia Explains“, Monster Hunter Stories multiplayer feature is explained further! The feature will allow players to connect with other players via local or Internet connection to compete using Otomon. Stamp chat images will be used to communicate with other players. Players can customize Rider Cards. It can also be shared via StreetPass, along with StreetPass dungeons, which include rare dungeons that might only be able to obtained from other players.
The Otomon will have “Bond Genes” which will influence their stats and abilities. Players can awaken abilities within the monsters by using “Transmission Ceremony” feature. The trailer above shows the feature at work in awakening Nargacuga’s ability, allowing it to use “Ice Cyclone” attack. This feature also allows players to mix and match various abilities, creating your own unique Otomon. The monsters’ appearance can even be changed after meeting certain conditions as well.