Monster Hunter X is an upcoming role-playing action video game by Capcom. The game is developed and published exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS platform. Monster X Hunter was announced in May 2015. It is the latest installment in the Monster Hunter series.
Monster Hunter games are the very few games in the market that combine strategy, skill, as well as active combat in a gameplay. The gameplay of Monster Hunter X is similar to the previous games in the series. The player takes control of a hunter who has a mission to hunt dangerous monsters.
The action aspect of the game is at the same level as is Capcom’s Devil May Cry games. The game features stylish animations and hunters with a variety of combat styles and specializations. The game uses the same fourth generation Monster Hunter engine as Monster Hunter 4, and includes a lot of additional visual effects and flair during the hunt.
Monster Hunter X introduces four new hunting styles that add plenty of new moves, allowing the hunter to choose different hunting styles depending on the choice of the player. Previous games in the Monster Hunter series featured a set of movies specific to weapons already available, and the new moves had to be learned depending on the weapon. In Monster Hunter X, the player can choose a fighting style and a weapon which allows plenty of new tricks during the hunt.
There are four villages featured in the game which are non-combat areas for communicating with other characters and getting new quests. Three of the villages featured in the game are taken from previous games in the series, while the fourth one called Verma Village has been specifically added for Monster Hunter X. A new mode is introduced in the game which allows the player to play as a cat-like species called Felynes.
Monster Hunter X will definitely offer an enhanced action gameplay in both number and variation. The core concept of the game is take the action and make it varied and stylish enough so that everybody can find their own unique way of playing.
The announcement trailer of Monster Hunter X features a lot of stylish animations and attacks that give the combat identity to each weapon set depending on their appearance. In one part of the trailer where the use of dual-wielding blades is shown, the attacks and combat reminds a lot of Dragon’s Dogma.
The trailer also shows a variety of new monsters and their devastating attacks. For example, at the end sequence of the trailer, a dragon-like monster is shown who swings and swats at the player with its tail while the player tries to avoid the way it shoots a fireball.
Monster Hunter X will be released on 28 November, 2015 in Japan. Release date for Europe and other countries has not been announced yet.
Monster Hunter X release date: 28 November, 2015