The Monster Hunter series is making its first foray onto current generation consoles, with MH: World becoming the first to be released simultaneously across the world. And today is the day in fact!

You’d be forgiven for not knowing all that much about Monster Hunter, given the sporadic releases in the West, but the developers Capcom have been keen to change that perception with their latest release into the series, Monster Hunter World.

Whilst changing a whole raft of features to make this the most accessible MH game for newcomers, the basic premise remains the same; you are a hunter tasked with taking down huge, hulking monsters to claim the loot and craft new materials to then take down even bigger hulking monsters.

MH: World can be played in both single-player and multiplayer with up to four friends with a scale-able difficulty. However, even in single player you are not alone as you can bring along your AI companion, a Palico – essentially a cat with excellent fighting skills!

“Sufferers” of Destiny 2 and The Division and people patiently waiting for Anthem should well see this loot-heavy game certainly help fill the void.

Still not sold? Then check out our preview piece from the recent PS4-exclusive betas.

Monster Hunter World launches worldwide today and comes in two versions: The Standard Edition priced at £49.99 includes the Fair Wind Charm and Origin Set. The Digital Deluxe Edition priced at £57.99 includes the Samurai Set, Additional Gesture 1: Zen, 2: Ninja Star and 3: Sumo Slap, Additional Sticker Set 1: MH All-Stars Set and 2: Sir Loin Set, Additional Face Paint: Wyvern and Additional Hairstyle: Topknot, as well as the Fair Wind Charm and Origin Set.

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Will you be picking up a copy? Let us know in the comments below, or over on our forums and let’s arrange TheXboxHub Hunting Party!

Game description:

Welcome to a new world! Take on the role of a hunter and slay ferocious monsters in a living, breathing ecosystem where you can use the landscape and its diverse inhabitants to get the upper hand. Hunt alone or in co-op with up to three other players, and use materials collected from fallen foes to craft new gear and take on even bigger, badder beasts!

1 COMMENT

  1. won’t be buying this. firstly, i want a beta to see what it’s like to play, will i get it? secondly it seems they both have ps4pro smudgy resolution or even shamefully worse. this is completely unacceptable and taking console gaming massively backward$, why invest in better technology if lazy developers are going to ignore it? a shame, and no point in paying for better consoles if developer$ are going to be ignoring one brand. i will wait til mid year and see if it will be properly enhanced and if it’s cheaper, but you have lost out on a lot of day one X sales by not being forthcoming; i suspect because you can’t handle the extra power. also, why no pc release at the same time? extremely sloppy launch.

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