Monster Hunter World is one of the most welcome surprises revealed during last week's E3, as the game will mark the return of the Capcom developed series to PlayStation consoles as well as the official PC debut of the series. Following the first trailer and screenshots, Capcom shared some brand new gameplay footage earlier today.
The new Monster Hunter World footage, which can be watched right below, showcases some of the features detailed last week, such as the seamless and dynamic world ( it's possible to see two monsters fighting one another without any involvement from the player), the Ancient Forest map and more.
Monster Hunter World will retain some of the series' trademark features as well as some brand new ones, with the landscape and its inhabitants playing a larger role than ever.
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.
Monster Hunter World launches next year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.