Capcom have just released a brand new gameplay video for their highly anticipated Monster Hunter: World slated to come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One early 2018 and its knocking everyone’s Rathalos booties off.
This amazing new video showcases approximately 22 minutes of uncut single-player gameplay allowing gamers to watch as the player explores the Ancient Forest on a Quest to hunt a mighty Anjanath, giving fans a much closer look at the games stunning environment. This is the first new Monster Hunter game instalment for a home console since 2010.
Like most Monster Hunter titles, World sees players take on the role of a hunter that completes various quests to hunt and slay monsters within a lively living and breathing eco-system full of predators… and prey. In the video you can see some of the creatures you can expect to come across within the New World, the newly discovered continent where the game is set, including the Great Jagras which has the ability to swallow its prey whole and one of the Monster Hunter series favourites, Rathalos.
To extreme Monster Hunter fans such as myself the very first observation I made watching this exciting new footage was the word “Palico” placed in the top left hand corner, soon followed by the always faithful feline companion appearing on screen. For fans of the series this is great news as you simply can’t hunt monsters without your Palico companion; for those new to the series here’s a quick run down:
Felynes and Melynx are both are considered to be subspecies of the broader Lynian species found in the Monster Hunter Universe. Felynes are usually white-furred, non-aggressive, but throw bombs when provoked while Melynx are usually black-furred, and have a habit of stealing things. The term Palico refers to any Felyne or Melynx that you can hire to aid you a Monster Hunter in a hunt.
With locations in Monster Hunter: World feeling that much bigger than in previous games, it really helps to give this whole world a more immersive and expansive feeling than ever before. All in all this gameplay video has me wishing that the end of the year was just a little bit closer, because early 2018 seems so far away right now.