Video shows new game elements, new monsters
CAPCOM began streaming a gameplay video for its upcoming Monster Hunter: World game on Thursday. The video shows a hunt in the Ancient Forest, and introduces the Anjanath, a new monster for the series.
The game is slated for early 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release to follow.
The new game will be an open world game that will no longer have the previous games’ loading screens in between areas, and will thus no longer allow players to use zone transitions as safe zones. The game will have a “living ecosystem” that will allow players to use and destroy elements of the environment, and use monster behaviors against other monsters.
CAPCOM’s latest Monster Hunter game, Monster Hunter XX, shipped in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS on March 18, and will ship for the Nintendo Switch console on August 25. CAPCOM’s Monster Hunter Stories role-playing game for the Nintendo 3DS shipped in Japan on October 8, and it will arrive in the West this fall.