Capcom Releases Monster Hunter World
Capcom released Monster Hunter World for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox One X today. In Monster Hunter: World, players will 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 called 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.
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.
At the heart of the game lies the series’ rewarding skill-based progression and robust crafting system. Players can take on quests to slay increasingly more challenging and dangerous monsters in the food chain, with the most accessible and seamless gameplay experience in the series to date.
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 will deal massive damage to the target.
The release of Monster Hunter World on the three gaming platforms makes this the first global simultaneous release for the 40 million unit-selling action RPG series. Capcom has plans for a PC release in the fall of 2018.