Monster Hunter: World Shows off Weapon Types

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Publisher and developer Capcom have released a series of videos for Monster Hunter: World, detailing the different weapon classes available. Unlike the mainline games, players will be able to swap out their weapon mid-mission.

For those unfamiliar with the Monster Hunter franchise, weapon archetypes play a major part. They don't just determine your combo strings, but as Eurogamer points out, they also change the fundamentals. For example, one weapon might change your dodge roll into a sidestep.

Here's a selection of some of the weapons. For the full range, head over here.

Monster Hunter World is set to release in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.



 

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Comments Comments (9)

 
Posted by cutm
On Friday 28 Jul 2017 11:18 AM
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Finally MH comes back to console!!! My hunting buddies and I are looking forward to this :)
 
 
 
Posted by Blackfox
On Friday 28 Jul 2017 11:33 AM
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I'm can to craft me some charge shields. Time to start rolling out the monster roster man, cant wait XD
 
 
 
Posted by cortez72
On Friday 28 Jul 2017 1:46 PM
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This will be my first Monster Hunter experience. Learning curve a-hoy!
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Friday 28 Jul 2017 2:09 PM
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Oh! Glad to see these in English! Was just poring over the Japanese versions yesterday... time to rewatch them all! I'm a hammer main (with the odd dual blade/charge blade) so I can't wait to get this game next year!
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Friday 28 Jul 2017 2:13 PM
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28 July 2017, 01:46 PM Reply to cortez72
This will be my first Monster Hunter experience. Learning curve a-hoy!
The games have become easier and easier over the years. Well at the very least more accessible, but I swear they dropped the difficulty as well. I sound like an old fogey but we used to have to worry about impossibly large hitboxes with Plesioth (one of the original monsters - I bet there's YouTube videos of the "hit from nowhere" shenanigans). But overall the newer games are just as fun to play... welcome and good hunting!
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Friday 28 Jul 2017 7:04 PM
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Looking forward to having a crack at this. Would like to see some coop gameplay though because thats what id like to do most of all...
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Saturday 29 Jul 2017 12:05 PM
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28 July 2017, 07:04 PM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
Looking forward to having a crack at this. Would like to see some coop gameplay though because thats what id like to do most of all...
There was a stream from the Japanese announcement and panel which had 4 player coop gameplay shown. Check it out on YouTube. Looks very much like what it used to be like... which is a good thing...
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Sunday 30 Jul 2017 9:33 AM
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28 July 2017, 01:46 PM Reply to cortez72
This will be my first Monster Hunter experience. Learning curve a-hoy!
Same here asides from a pretty cool demo on wii u.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 7:13 AM
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30 July 2017, 09:33 AM Reply to AdamC
Same here asides from a pretty cool demo on wii u.
The game has gotten so many usability improvements since the originals it's never been a better time to jump in anyway. They are even a bit more specific with how you can obtain more of a certain monster part in that parts description... then there's the auto locking camera from the past few games and now shorter healing animations that allow mobility throughout the action (no more flexing those muscles after a drink just to leave you open for attack)