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June 15, 2024

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Yes you read the article title correctly, Monster Hunter is finally unlocked from the Nintendo dynasty. If you aren’t firmly with the Monster Hunter franchise, the game first released and was exclusive to the PlayStation 2 console. A couple of my buddies and I put a tremendous amount of hours into this particular one as it was many of the first games to run online after the release of the PlayStation 2 Network Adapter. Once the PSP arrived, Monster Hunter then left console gaming and moved to the handheld.

However Monster Hunter would then move to the Nintendo dynasty and games of the franchise were only found available on the Wii, Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS. I know I’m personally not alone when I say this, but I’m sure many PlayStation and Monster Hunter fans were wondering why Monster Hunter was still not back on the PlayStation roster. I actually personally asked for its return to PlayStation via my Twitter and Instagram accounts, especially during PlayStation’s huge lead in the console gaming industry after the reveal and release of the PlayStation 4.

Finally mine and Monster Hunter fan’s prayers have been answered, as Monster Hunter World premiered at the PlayStation Conference at E3 2017. I don’t know about everyone else, but the reveal trailer had me in awe as I continued constantly telling myself “is this Monster Hunter?”

Hands down the best graphically shown Monster Hunter thus far and the gameplay was easily new and noticeable to even the youngest gun in the Monster Hunter franchise. The end of the trailer and even the word “World” in the title, could suggest this being an online multiplayer title (as every Monster Hunter game featured online 4 player coop). However with it being already announced for the stronger powered platforms, this may also suggest (and I may be wrong) it will be a MMO title. I could definitely be wrong since there is no official word on the title’s multiplayer capabilities, but it wouldn’t be the first MMO Monster Hunter either. Capcom’s Monster Hunter World will be available on PlayStation, Xbox One and PC (no news on releasing on Nintendo just yet) early 2018, easily making it the first Monster Hunter game available on more than one company platform. I personally hope this means voice chat is finally going to be a thing in Monster Hunter, as text chat was the only thing made available since the beginning of the franchise.

Again Capcom’s Monster Hunter World will release early 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Be sure to check out the world reveal trailer below. Let us know what you think about the trailer and anything shown. Personally I’m highly excited for the title and can’t wait to get back online with many of my other fellow hunters. For more on Monster Hunter World and everything gaming, keep it locked right here on MagGamer.

Monster Hunter World E3 2017 Reveal: