The Monster Hunter series is set to be making its return to consoles soon, with Monster Hunter World in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Today Capcom has announced the official release date for the game, which is January 26. The announcement was made at the 2017 PlayStation Press Conference in Japan, which came with a new trailer you can see at the bottom of this post.
The Monster Hunter series has been around for a while now, releasing on several different platforms. The new game will be similar to the previous ones, though it will of course have the added benefit of the much more powerful hardware of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The following is an overview of the game via the official website:
Battle gigantic monsters in epic locales.
“As a hunter, you’ll take on quests to hunt monsters in a variety of habitats.
Take down these monsters and receive materials that you can use to create stronger weapons and armor in order to hunt even more dangerous monsters.
In Monster Hunter: World, the latest installment in the series, you can enjoy the ultimate hunting experience, using everything at your disposal to hunt monsters in a new world teeming with surprises and excitement.”
Set foot on the New World as a hunter from the Research Commission.
“Armed with your trusty weapons and armor, you will encounter monsters of all shapes and sizes.
You will track down monsters by following their tracks, using environmental hazards to control them, and wielding powerful weapons to take them down.
The New World is filled with never-before-seen wonders. With the rest of the Research Commission at your back, delve into the far reaches of the New World and discover its secrets.”
Monster Hunter World is set to launch on January 26, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC version planned to come at a later date. Be sure to check out the new trailer below.