Monster Hunter: World was announced during last month’s Sony E3 press conference as the next generation of Monster Hunter games. The series, at least in western markets, has typically appeared on handhelds but with Monster Hunter: World, the series is making the leap back to home consoles and will debut on the PS4 and Xbox One as well as the PC. This marks the first time a Monster Hunter title has appeared on Microsoft’s platform.
Today, the game’s official YouTube page uploaded several videos showcasing the 14 weapon types you will be able to find in the game.
For example, the Light Weapons one, which you can find right below this, showcase the sword & shield, dual blades, long sword and light bowgun.
Also appearing in videos are the Heavy Weapons and Technical Weapons. Monster Hunter has always been known for being very customizable to players and that doesn’t look like it’ll be changing with this next installment either. Players will have a huge assortment of weapons to choose from to fit whatever play style they choose.
With Monster Hunter: World, since it’s on the current-gen platforms, we’ve likely never seen a better looking Monster Hunter title before it. When the series was releasing for the 3DS, we didn’t really see the graphical potential of the series since it appeared to be reusing PS2 assets. Although graphics aren’t what makes a game good, we’re excited to see what the game can look like with more modern hardware available.
Interestingly enough, Monster Hunter: World will be skipping the Nintendo Switch after traditionally appearing on Nintendo hardware in the past. There were a lot of rumors as to why this was the case but nothing can be confirmed 100 percent.
We do know that Monster Hunter Double Cross, an enhanced port of Monster Hunter Generations will be making its way to the Switch. Although it isn’t the next generation Monster Hunter fans were hoping for, it will still be a way to play the series on Nintendo’s newest hardware. There’s still no word on whether the title will be localized or not.
Monster Hunter: World will be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One in early 2018 while the PC release date has not yet been confirmed.