Today, during a panel hosted by Capcom at San Diego Comic Con, more information and gameplay were shared about the upcoming Monster Hunter World.
The gameplay, that you can see at the bottom of the post, courtesy of YouTube user SHAZBOT1211, shows a variety of weapons in action. Unfortunately it’s recorded off the projector at the panel, but it’s still definitely interesting.
New info was also shared, relayed by Reddit user crimtex.
We learn that the maps will have areas varying in humidity and temperature, affecting which plants and animals will populate them. Significant work has been done on textures for fur and hair on monsters like Anjanath or the felynes, and for skin and bone structure. For instance the wings of Rathalos are translucent to light and fold realistically.
Interestingly, footage for all the fourteen weapons included in the game has been promised, and will be published by Capcom in the next few days.
For those hoping for news on Monster Hunter XX, it wasn’t mentioned at all during the panel, which was exclusively about Monster Hunter World.
The game will release in early 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC release following afterwards. If you want to see more, you can also enjoy the announcement trailer of Monster Hunter World for PS4, Xbox One and PC, the first screenshots, and some rather spectacular gameplay.