This week Japanese publication Famitsu has some more details on Capcom's freshly-revealed 3DS title Monster Hunter X (Cross) - which is said to be 60 percent complete and will launch in Japan in Winter 2015.
We have a host of new info, starting with the return of the Felynes - obviously the Monster Hunter series would not be complete without these feisty little guys. Capcom revealed to Famitsu that players will now be able to visit villages from previous Monster Hunter games, including Yukumo Village from Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Pokke Village from Monster Hunter Freedom 2 and Kokoto Village from Monster Hunter/Monster Hunter Freedom. These details alone are enough to get any Monster Hunter fan feeling the anticipation, but the real treat is info on the game's weapon classes and monsters.
Players will be able to choose from 14 weapon classes: the Great Sword, Long Sword, Sword and Shield, Dual Blades, Lance, Gunlance, Hammer, Hunting Horn, Switch Axe, Charge Blade, Insect Glaive, Bow, Light Bowgun, and Heavy Bowgun.
There are also four Hunting Styles for your range of weapons, and you only get to choose one of them, so choose wisely: -
- Light Bowgun x hunting style: This will allow you to shoot the monster from high above.
- Sword and Shield x hunting style: As the blade changes, effects are added.
- Great Sword x hunting style: This powerful Hunting Technique causes an explosion. This sword also specialises in hunting techniques. Hunting Techniques are an attack action that will vary from weapon to weapon. Functions include dealing massive damage, making the user stronger, and healing nearby allies.
- Dual Blades x hunting style: These blades dodge danger, like fire breath of Rathalos, and the counter attack.
Famitsu has also announced the four main monster types that will be appearing in Monster Hunter X (Cross):
- Brute Wyvern
- Flying Wyvern
- Fanged Beast
Monster Hunter X (Cross) has no release date for the West as of yet, but as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate sold over 3 million copies worldwide, we remain hopeful it will be arriving to our consoles.
With all the information Capcom have provided, are you looking forward to Monster Hunter X (Cross)? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
Looking forward to it? I'm dying to play this game.
Looks AMAZING, but I just bought 4 ultimate and I think it is a little bit too soon for another game. Also does anyone else think it is a little sign of relief that Capcom is still supporting Nintendo (Besides Street Fighter And Resident Evil Of Course).
Its too bad these games weren't made for the Wii-U. The Wii-U would be a hot seller if they were. I am greatful they are on 3DS and that the games will keep coming to 3DS. It would have been nice if Capcom could have breathed some life into the Wii-U with these powerhouse games.
@MrNinten yeah its great they are supporting Nintendo. At least on 3DS which is the #1 selling system in the world. To bad it wasn't on Wii-U to breath life into the system. We also won't see this new game till probably late next summer or at the holidays.
@Windy Seeing this game in the west at all next year would probably be a long shot. I have no doubt that we'll get the game at some point, but it almost certainly won't be as soon as a few months short of a year after it's launch in Japan. If Capcom put all their resources behind it, it could happen, but I'm not sure they're ready to do that for the series just yet.
@Hey_Listen - Those are all returning weapons from MH4U.
We'll probably get some MHX Ultimate version later on. If so, it's going to be a long, long wait.
...I think some info in this article might be a bit off, unless the Hunting Styles are named after weapons. But that's confusing...
And uh, yeah, the monster "names" are just their type.
Those are four TYPES of monsters, not monster names. For example, Agnaktor and Lagiacrus are Leviathans. Fanged Beasts include Azuros and Lagombi types. Flying Wyverns include Rathalos and (my fav) Diablos. Brute Wyverns are monsters like Barroth and Deviljho.
Well even though it started on the PS2 since then it's been primarily a handheld game Tri & 3U was the exception not the norm as since the largest audience is Japan and they really take well to handhelds given their lifestyle.
I will get this for sure.
Excuse me, but what is the issue people have with the visuals?
It looks amazing for 3DS. Bright, vibrant, open spaced, and is almost reminiscent of the Vita clones.
Just the resolution is iffy but the 3D effect and non-youtube compression should fix that.
So excited for MHX! I'm thinking since MH4U sold so well over here Capcom will try and get it out sooner than it took MH4U to get released outside of Japan. I'm not expecting to see it until the holiday season of 2016 to early 2017, but I'm sure we'll at least see a trailer for it at E3 this year. I hope we see the return of the Lagiacrus in MHX, although that's a bit of a pipe dream.
Awwww... And I JUST got to G1 in MH4U! I'm not ready for another installment yet...
People, this is all normal, Japan gets these games normally, lol. We'll have plenty of time to finish off 4U and all that before this game makes it over here.
........Those aren't monster names. They're just monster categories.
I'm seeing a 2017 western release of not MHX but of MHXU. Since we didn't get MH4 and only MH4U, my guess is that MHXG will release next year and we get that one in 2017. I prefer that since MH4U just launched a few months ago.
@Hamguar I actually love handheld play as well and would probably play those mostly on my 3ds. But it would have been great to bring the Wii-U back from the dead. I also think if Dragon Quest X was released on Wii-U it would bring some
Life into the system as well. I'm just a puny consumer, what do I know?
well japans getting this version during the year we're probably gona see an updated version here in like 2 years =w= weeeeeee. (though i guess i really dont mind to much barely started 4)
I haven't got excited in a game like I did with MH4U (yeah it's the same). But it looks like like they added super cools moves to each weapon class.
@Tsurii897 Thanks will get this sorted when I can
Thank you @Aqueous, we'll sort this out as soon as we can
@MrNinten Remember, MH4U is an expansion to MH4, which we never got in the West.
I doubt Capcom will release MHX in the west and keep it spaced out. They can only really get away with the yearly release cycle in Japan.
@Sanicranfast This game is definitely coming over here. Monster Hunter Stories is the one we need to worry about.
@Hey_Listen - You're welcome
Oh man I wanna play it NOW!
Put something on WiiU Capcom!
I have a interesting question, Will Monster hunter X have cross save features for monster hunter 4 ultimate and have it be able so we can transfer our data into Monster Hunter X like freedom, freedom 2, did with Unite?
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