As a pleasant surprise, Sony shows of Monster Hunter: World which will be playable early 2018. (It’s also coming to Xbox One in early 2018 and PC).
The Monster Hunter: World trailer starts with a man walking through a lush forest wielding a giant sword with teeth. The trailer starts off calm enough and I was wondering what the sword was for. That is until… monsters.
You’re all of a sudden on the hunt of this giant t-rex looking thing and it looks like you’ll be able to take full advantage of your environment. From grappling onto the trees above to knocking down rubble onto the monster you’re hunting, it looks like there are countless ways you can use the environment to your advantage.
That trailer was high-flying and action-packed and can’t wait for this one.
In a recent report, Capcom has stated that the game will support 4 player co-op where your friends can drop and help out with quests and hunting monsters. Here’s more from Capcom, courtesy of Kotaku:
Retaining the series’ skill based progression and robust crafting system, players gear up to venture on quests to seek and slay monsters, progressively improving their skills to become the ultimate hunter. Loot collected from fallen foes can be used to create new equipment and armor upgrades styled after the monsters they’ve slain, allowing hunters to survive the elements and defeat the tougher opponents that await them.
Monster Hunter: World delivers a seamless gameplay experience allowing players to move freely across map areas that comprise the living ecosystems and dynamically transition from day to night. The landscape and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as players strategically use the surrounding environment including terrain, vegetation and wildlife to their advantage in battle or become hindered by the hazards they present. Hunters must use their cunning and abilities to track and maneuver their targets throughout the intense, evolving battles.
With flexible online multiplayer options and an accessible quest structure, players can tackle challenges alone or join up to three other hunters online for cooperative play. For the first time in the Monster Hunter™ series, players from Japan and the west can play together online, providing an expanded base of cooperative hunting companions. With the new online drop-in functionality, solo players can hail for assistance from the worldwide group during quests when their opponents are too daunting to take on single-handedly.