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Monster Hunter: World Beta This Weekend for PlayStation Plus

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If you’re a PS Plus subscriber you’ll be able to play one of the most anticipated games of next year this weekend. Capcom is hosting an open beta for Monster Hunter: World this weekend on PlayStation 4. It’s only available to PS Plus subscribers and is about a 5 GB download.

The beta will be available beginning Saturday, December 9 at 9 am Pacific/12 pm Eastern. You’ll be able to download the beta starting on Friday, December 8. The beta ends Tuesday, December 12 at 9 am Pacific/12 pm Eastern.

Monster Hunter: World’s multiplayer and single player work seamlessly, though you’ll need to remain online to play single player. Multiplayer lets you join games of up to three players. Certain online options, like friend invites, won’t be available during the beta.

Character creation in the beta will offer six presets each for male and female hunters, as well as six options for your Palico. The Training Area will be available, letting you test out all 14 different weapon types.

The beta will offer three quests across two different zones. In the Ancient Forest you can hunt a Great Jagras and an Anjanath, while you can tackle a Barroth in the Wildspire Waste. The monsters range from easy to challenging.

Completing any of the quests will reward face paint you can use in the full version. Completing each of the three quests nets you items sets you can use in the full version, including traps and potions.

Note that this is a beta not a trial or head start. Any progress made will not be saved or carried over to the full version.

The beta ends Tuesday, December 12. Monster Hunter: World is due to release January 26, 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’s also coming to PC at a later date.

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Monster Hunter Stories Review

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Available On: Nintendo 3DS

The Monster Hunter series has been around for over a decade, though far more popular in Japan than in the US. The world of gigantic monsters, challenging combat, and hours of grinding and crafting weapons and armor often remains impenetrable for many would-be fans.

Monster Hunter Stories refreshingly succeeds at being a more intuitive, kid-friendly spin-off game. It incorporates basic elements of Pokémon’s monster-collecting while still using the core tenets of Monster Hunter’s questing and hunting tasks to create a welcoming, yet deeply rich experience.

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Capcom Winter Sale for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

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One of Nintendo’s best third-party publishers is having a sale throughout the holidays. The Capcom Winter Sale features big franchises like Monster Hunter, Phoenix Wright, and Resident Evil for half off or more on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Note that the sale only applies to digital versions purchased via the Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo 3DS:

  • Mega Man Legacy Collection $7.49 (50% off)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate $9.99 (50% off)
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate $19.99 (50% off)
  • Monster Hunter Generations $19.99 (50% off)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies $11.99 (70% off)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice $19.99 (33% off)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy $14.99 (50% off)
  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D $4.99 (75% off)
  • Resident Evil Revelations $4.99 (75% off)
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition $4.99 (75% off)

Wii U:

  • DuckTales: Remastered $5.99 (60% off)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara $5.99 (60% off)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate $13.59 (65% off)
  • Resident Evil Revelations $9.99 (75% off)

The Mega Man Legacy Collection includes the first six 8-bit Mega Man games for the NES. The Phoenix Wright Trilogy includes the first three titles originally released for Nintendo DS, remastered for 3DS.

The best deal here is Monster Hunter Generations, which just released earlier this year in the US. Monster Hunter Generations received very positive reviews, and has an 87/100 on Metacritic. It was the best-selling game in the month of July, and helped boost 3DS sales this year. The $19.99 sale is its lowest price point yet.

I can personally vouch for DuckTales: Remastered. It’s a charming, beautiful recreation of one of the original NES’ best games, and very kid-friendly.

The sale ends on January 4.