Monster Hunter Fans were more than excited with the announcement of Monster Hunter World at Sony’s E3 press conference. However, since the announcement, many have speculated that the upcoming Monster Hunter is a spin-off rather than a mainline game in the series. Well, Capcom has clarified that Monster Hunter World is a mainline entry in the series.
Capcom’s Yuri Araujo assured fans on Twitter that Monster Hunter Wolrd is not a spinoff but a mainline entry in the series. He explained that Monster Hunter World is most definitely a “real” Monster Hunter game and is in development at Capcom Japan and added that the gameplay for the game will nor be sacrificed to make it look pretty.
He revealed that Prowler mode for the game will not return but, the Hunter mode is “better than ever” and the game will not feature Cross-Platform Play. He also added that while the game is not open world but the maps are huge and there is no loading screen between them.
However, the game will not come to Nintendo Switch but, that does not mean there is no Monster Hunter game planned for the hybrid console as Monster Hunter XX has been announced for Switch.
Monster Hunter World is scheduled to launch in 2018 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStaiton 4.