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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):

  1. Brute Wyvern
  2. Flying Wyvern
  3. Leviathan
  4. 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.