Not every Monster Hunter game has been exclusive to Japan, though enough have been that the presentation of the upcoming Monster Hunter: World at this year’s E3 was enough to catapult much of the gaming community into critical levels of enthusiasm. The franchise has always been rather shy of western audiences, after all, and the reveal that World would be launching globally served to stir up excitement quite well. Since then, Capcom has been on point with regular media releases featuring the game’s different weapons, mechanics, and all other manner of details.
Today, Capcom added another release to the list with the “Wildfire Wastes” trailer, as well as a wealth of additional screenshots taken from the game. Check it out:
Even those familiar with the franchise should be impressed with the wide variety of monsters shown in the above trailer. There’s wyverns, diablos, rock-obsessed giant chickens, chameleos, and whatever the hell that purple-tongued horror is. The final shot of what fans are calling an “elder dragon,” alone has left much of the Monster Hunter community in various states of thrill.
It’s also important to note just how gorgeous the environment of Monster Hunter: World actually is. The wide, arid regions set against dense foliage and the huge, twisted trunks of felled trees really sets an atmospheric and adventurous feel to the game that, in previously linear iterations, hasn’t always been nailed down. World genuinely looks like an actual world ready to be explored and, with a bit of tenacity, conquered by the player and their friends, and the only thing stopping them at this point is the release date.
Until then, feel free to check out the below screenshots via Capcom’s recent press release.