The video showcases nearly 20 minutes of tracking and hunting the boss through multiple areas, before leading to a climactic boss battle against a giant Anjanath. But before we even see that boss, we encounter tracking mechanics with Scout Flies, and the Great Jagrass, a giant and terrifying iguana.
The tutorial setup for the video does make Monster Hunter World look a bit easy and predictable, but if you’ve played any of the previous games, you know that the formula is as follows: Hunt monster; kill monster for bits; use bits to make new weapons; kill more monsters, and you’ll also know that this isn’t as simple as it sounds.
All the typical trappings of Monster Hunter are here in Monster Hunter World. Time quests to hunt increasingly difficult monsters being the main focus.
Monster Hunter World is hitting consoles in early 2018 but Capcom are more vague about the PC release, saying it is “coming at a later date.”
Check out more Monster Hunter action. in a stream that’s linked below as well.
Monster Hunter World was announced at E3 this year, and will be coming to the PC slightly later than its console counterparts. They’re expecting the game in “early 2018,” so it’ll be after that. Speculation is placing it around a mid-year release, just in time for Summer.
The two new big additions for Monster Hunter World are both massive breaks from tradition for the series. The stream footage shows off both the massively improved graphics engine and the open-world nature of this new game. And with Monster Hunter World heading to PC, it’s likely that these new features will be a massive selling point.
Although since I don’t speak Japanese, I’m still a bit lost as to what’s happening in the footage, especially since the last Monster Hunter game I played was a translated version of Monster Hunter 2 for PS2. But as far as I can tell, the footage is a standard series of quests in which the player must, big surprise, hunt and kill a certain set of monsters.