Monster Hunter World was announced during Sony’s E3 presentation this week and is set to be released on PlayStation, Xbox One and PC at some point in 2018.
This Japanese monster-riddled game has its own niche corner of the market in the West, but this is the first time Monster Hunter is becoming available worldwide and on all major consoles.
What is Monster Hunter?
Monster Hunter is a series of action-RPG games, developed and published by Capcom. The first game was released on PlayStation 2 in 2004, and its sequel’s popularity on the PlayStation Portable (PSP) console saw it rise to meteoric heights in Japan. The game focuses on undertaking quests and increasing your rank to fight harder monsters, carving materials from their body parts in order to make better armor and weapons. Monster Hunter is the ultimate “grind” game, so if you enjoy games where you save up materials in order to upgrade items and fighting behemoth monsters with your friends online, Monster Hunter World is not a game you’ll want to miss.