In case you thought that Monster Hunter XX for the Nintendo Switch would be the only Monster Hunter news we would be able to expect this year, think again. For fans of the franchise, you’ll be pleased to learn that Capcom has announced a new Monster Hunter game in the form of Monster Hunter World.

According to Capcom, “Monster Hunter: World delivers a seamless gameplay experience allowing players to move freely across map areas that comprise the living ecosystems and dynamically transition from day to night. The landscape and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as players strategically use the surrounding environment including terrain, vegetation and wildlife to their advantage in battle or become hindered by the hazards they present.”

Capcom is also touting the game’s multiplayer feature where gamers can play together and complete quests. They even point out how this is the first Monster Hunter game that will let players from Japan play with other players around the world, and vice versa. “With flexible online multiplayer options and an accessible quest structure, players can tackle challenges alone or join up to three other hunters online for cooperative play. For the first time in the Monster Hunter series, players from Japan and the west can play together online, providing an expanded base of cooperative hunting companions.”

The game will be released across multiple platforms where it will arrive on the PS4 and Xbox One in early 2018, and it will also find its way onto the PC at a later date.

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