Monster Hunter World Launching Early In 2018

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This, despite pretty much every Nintendo Switch owner unanimously jumping for joy when Monster Hunter XX for the Nintendo Switch was announced.

For example, word on the street is that this new Monster Hunter is going to get rid of the lengthy preparation phase that typically leads up to a big hunt in classic Monster Hunter games.

Look. Monster Hunter World looks fantastic, and I'm going to buy that game. The news is a bit disappointing for fans in North America, but at least the announcement of Monster Hunter World takes a bit of the sting away.

Monster Hunter XX is an upgraded version of Monster Hunter Generations for the 3DS (called Monster Hunter X in Japan).

World players will be able to explore a vast new continent and slay terrifying monsters in heart-pounding co-op battles for up to four players.

Unless Capcom is planning a surprise Monster Hunter: World version for Switch, or even an alternative "main" entry for the hybrid portable console, it seems the company could be stepping back from the IP's focus on Nintendo hardware. Are you disappointed that the Monster Hunter XX Switch port isn't coming to the US? Monster Hunter: World will also be the first game in the series with a worldwide simultaneous launch window and is planned for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early 2018, with a PC release to follow at a later date.

The game, which is due out in Japan on August 25, will not be getting localised for other regions. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!

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