Japanese developer and publisher Capcom has just announced at the most recent Nintendo Direct the next instalment in the Monster Hunter series, Monster Hunter X. The game itself will be released on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan this Winter.
Monster Hunter X, also known as Monster Hunter Cross, is the next major instalment in the franchise after Monster Hunter 4 G (Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in the west). With the new announcement, the first video of the game has been revealed showcasing the first footage of the game’s combat and new additions.
From the announcement trailer, it seems that the combat has been significantly reworked to be more action based with flashy attacks, similar to Monster Hunter Frontier. Many of the weapon types in the game will have new super attacks. The trailer has also revealed that players will be able to access many of the villages from previous games in the series, with Kokoto Village, Pokke Village and Yukumo Village being shown off.
The trailer has also shown off new monsters that will be making their debut in the franchise. A total of 4 monsters have been revealed so far:
- A new fire brute wyvern
- A large mammoth monster:
- A water wyvern that fires bubbles, that resembles Alatreon
- A new wyvern that is similar to the Seregios
Monster Hunter is one of Japan’s most popular franchises. The series started in 2004 on the PlayStation 2, and has since been on the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U and the PC. To date, the entire franchise has sold over 28 million copies, with the latest main instalment being Monster Hunter 4G for the Nintendo 3DS in 2014, selling over 4.1 Million copies in Japan. The G versions of the game includes many new additions over the vanilla game. Capcom has released the game internationally as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in February this year. A MMO, titled Monster Hunter Online was announced in 2013 for China only.
Monster Hunter X, or Monster Hunter Cross, will be releasing for the Nintendo 3DS this Winter in Japan. Information about an international release has not been revealed so far. Further information and footage of the game will be revealed soon.
Source Article – Siliconera
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