During the PlayStation Live E3 2017 press conference Capcom announced the newest Monster Hunter title, Monster Hunter: World. It’s coming early 2018 to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release sometime after that. Uniquely this will be the first Monster Hunter title witha global release.

Monster Hunter: World is designed with drop in/drop out multiplayer with a party of four. Solo players can ask for help from a worldwide group during quests to take on difficult foes. Monster Hunter: World will also allow for cross-regional play between Japan and the West for the first time. The Monster Hunter series is far more popular in Japan, so cross-regional play will help keep multiplayer numbers high.

Like previous entries, the world will feature an active ecosystem filled with monsters and beasts that you can hunt. You’ll improve skills, collect loot, and craft new equipment and upgrades from monster pieces. New features shown in the trailer include a destructible environment and a hook shot.

PlayStation 4 players will benefit from special game content unique to their version, though details haven’t been announced yet.

Monster Hunter: World is due Early 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version will arrive “at a later date.”


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