Taking on tasks from local villages, crafting powerful items, and battling towering monsters are staples of the Monster Hunter franchise. In 2018, players across the world will be able to explore Monster Hunter: World when it launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. After the upcoming co-operative title releases on consoles, PC players can expect a release sometime thereafter.
In Monster Hunter: World, players will once again find themselves tracking and defeating a plethora of creatures. Hunters can head out alone or in co-op gameplay with up to three other players. Friends and allies can aid each other in their journey by simply dropping in and out of co-op with ease. As stated on the PlayStation Blog, a player can start alone and easily request help from players across the world.
For the first time in the franchise, Monster Hunter: World will launch globally with cross-region co-op multiplayer. Among the same consoles, players from all over the world will be able to stalk creatures in an interactive world according to the Capcom Unity website. With a day and night cycle, rich environments are filled with traps and animal hierarchy. Use traps in the world and natural predators against the beasts that players are asked to hunt.
Monster Hunter: World is featured at E3 2017 with an announcement trailer. In the video, a lone hunter is found exploring a lush jungle. At first, the player character is shown using a ghillie suit to hide from the beast he is tracking. Using a few tricks, the character soon jumps atop a massive enemy in an effort to defeat it.
After striking a few blows, he soon moves through the area while being chased by the creature. As he runs through the map, more traps are set off to hurt the foe. Eventually, the character leads it to another wild beast. Finally, he sends a flare up signaling to allies for assistance. Three other players are flown into the area by airborne animals when the sequence ends.
For more than 10 years, the Monster Hunter franchise brings players together to track and defeat a number of creatures. In early 2018, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will hunt again. In this entry, players will be able to join together regardless of region.
[Featured Image by Capcom]