Capcom has unveiled the latest trailer for Monster Hunter: World, leading up to the game's first playable appearance at Gamescom this weekend. You take on a role as a Hunter sent out to track down and capture - or kill - the monsters that roam the world, so these creatures can be studied. The giant Barroth is a returning Monster Hunter series favorite and can be found marking its territory with mud as it wanders in search of ants, its favorite snack. At the tail end, a mysterious enormous monster is seen rising up from a mountainous region and opening it's maw, possibly presenting itself as the first new elder dragon for the title.
The game cycle consists of four steps.
On the Japanese side of things, Capcom also uploaded a video showcasing the basic gameplay loop for Monster Hunter: World. Loot collected from fallen foes can be used to create new equipment and armor upgrades styled after the monsters they've slain, allowing hunters to survive the elements and defeat the tougher opponents that await them.More news: Lebanon targets Islamic State in Christian villages
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Monster Hunter: World will be released for PS4 and Xbox one in "early 2018", with a PC version arriving at a later date.
Monster Hunter: World is significant in the sense that it is the first time since 2010 that the series will release a game on a home console (and first on PC ever).