When is Monster Hunter: World coming out? How is it different from previous entries?
Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, released Monster Hunter: World™ for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the family of Xbox One devices including Xbox One X today, making this the first global simultaneous release for the 40 million unit-selling action RPG series. A PC release will follow in Fall 2018. In Monster Hunter: World, players will take on larger-than-life monsters in a variety of vast living, breathing ecosystems either solo or with up to three other hunters via online co-op, now with both a global player pool and mid-quest drop-in functionality for the first time in the series.
In Monster Hunter: World, follow the journey of the elder dragons as they begin their once a decade migration across the sea to a land known as the New World in an event referred to by inhabitants as the Elder Crossing. As part of the Guild’s Research Commission, players must embark on a grand journey to this massive, mysterious land and uncover the secrets behind this phenomenon. As hunters set out on their quests, the Commission’s sights are set on Zorah Magdaros, a colossal elder dragon that rises from the earth like a volcano.
The series’ rewarding skill-based progression and robust crafting system is at the heart of the game. With the most accessible and seamless gameplay experience in the series to date, players can take on quests to slay increasingly more challenging and dangerous monsters in the food chain in order to earn materials that can be used to craft stronger weapons and armor with unique abilities based on their fallen foes. The landscape and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role during the hunt as players can strategically use the surrounding environment and wildlife to their advantage. Hunters can now move freely across map areas and use their cunning to draw a monster into a tangle of vines and unleash a flurry of attacks while it’s vulnerable, or lure it into a more fearsome creature’s domain to encourage a territorial face-off that yields massive damage to the target.
The game is available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.