Monster Hunter World hopefuls finally get the info drop they’ve been waiting for.
There are 14 weapons in Monster Hunter World, something we’ve known pretty much since the E3 2017 reveal, but although we’re not expecting any new archetypes there have been some changes to your old favourites.
We’ve already seen a bit of how the bowgun has changed from an in-menu perspective in a recent look at Monster Hunter World’s weapon and armour systems, but Capcom Japan has now provided 30 second clips of all 14 weapons in action so we can really get an eye full of how each weapon type plays.
To save you some effort, Arekkz has stitched all the little videos together so you can watch them all in one hit, and has promised a follow-up video going into detail on what his eagle eyes spotted that the rest of us may have missed.
As you’ll see, there are some pretty cool changes in Monster Hunter World. The insect glaive and sword and shield both have more aerial moves, and the gunlance and light bowgun both seem capable of embedding explosives – although it’s not clear what the rules are for that, as we see the former lodge a shell in a monster and the latter create a kind of landmine in the terrain.
We still have a while to wait before Monster Hunter World’s 2018 release, but it looks like Capcom is now letting the curtains draw back a little. Prior to these videos we’d only seen the greatsword and bowgun in action in Monster Hunter World demos, so it’s really nice to know the others are in and working already.