This weekend’s Playstation Experience unleashed a slew of information about Monster Hunter World. From Mega Man to the Third Fleet, let’s take a look at what we now know.
During the opening ceremony of the Playstation Experience, Capcom dropped a trailer for Monster Hunter: World. Showing off a number of locations from the game, the trailer has pirates, giant sharks jumping out of fricking lava and Mega Man.
On top of the usual Monster Hunter gameplay and countless explosions in the trailer, in Monster Hunter: World you can dress up your little helper buddy as Mega Man.
The armour is included as as celebration of Megaman‘s 30th anniversary and there are other little shout-outs to Mega Man in Monster Hunter: World. Various weapons will play Mega Man songs while you have them equipped. The love shown to the Blue Bomber is a far cry from the character’s inclusion in Street Fighter x Tekken.
In an interview during the Playstation Experience, Capcom devs Ryozo Tsujimoto and Kaname Fujioka said that they specifically tied the Metal Man music to the lance because their love of the character and weapon type. I’m totally on board with that sort of abuse of power.
The full interview, which you can watch below, includes extensive gameplay footage and some insightful discussion into the development of the game:
Monster Hunter: World is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on January 26, 2018 with a PC release date yet to be announced.