Monster Hunter: Netflix tells Legends of the Guild in animated film
James R | On 17, Jul 2021
Netflix is continuing its run of animated projects based on video games with Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild.
The Monster Hunter series has gained explosive popularity around the globe since the release of the PlayStation 2 game by Capcom in 2004. The games have sold more than 72 million copies across the entire series.
Now, it’s heading to the screen in a new guise, with a film set in the world where where humans, nature, and giant monsters coexist while maintaining a careful balance.
It follows a young man named Aiden, who calls himself a hunter and protects his isolated village. One day, he learns that his village is threatened by an Elder Dragon, a monster cloaked in mystery. Needing to find a way to save his village, Aiden leaves his home and sets off on a journey into the unknown alongside Julius, a first-rate hunter and member of the Hunter’s Guild, and his companions.
The protagonist, Aiden, is the same character as the Ace Cadet in Monster Hunter 4 and the Excitable A-Lister in Monster Hunter: World. This film tells his story from the time before he became a full-fledged hunter.
The film premieres on 12th August on Netflix worldwide, and joins fellow video game spin-offs Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, Dota: Dragon’s Blood, Castlevania, an upcoming Tomb Raider series and an upcoming film based on Dragon’s Lair.
Here’s the trailer:
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.