Well if you haven’t heard it a million other places already, Monster Hunter is getting a graphical upgrade and skipping the Switch.
“Retaining the series’ skill based progression and robust crafting system, players gear up to venture on quests to seek and slay monsters, progressively improving their skills to become the ultimate hunter. 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.
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. Hunters must use their cunning and abilities to track and maneuver their targets throughout the intense, evolving battles.
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. With the new online drop-in functionality, solo players can hail for assistance from the worldwide group during quests when their opponents are too daunting to take on single-handedly.”
It is neat that they are trying something different. I hear grumblings about it going both ways. There are some that aren’t happy that it’s something that veers off course too much and isn’t what Monster Hunter really is and you’ve got the people who say they are glad that Monster Hunter finally has evolved into where it should have been. (Didn’t anyone do the leg-work to make an account and play Monster Hunter Online?) Maybe they will get rid of time limits…
Yeh… I guess the only real saving grace here is that I can get it on the PC and play with most of my friends, but it does feel a bit jippy that the Nintendo Switch is getting a HD’d port of XX now. I’m grateful to get anything really, but I think I would have liked them to do a little something more, especially after dropping a whopper like this.