Capcom just released a new trailer for Monster Hunter: World, and it is beautiful.
The trailer focuses on the Rotten Vale, an area that wouldn’t look out of place in Dark Souls. Bones litter the ground, and a foul smoke rises from the dirt that might function as an environmental hazard, judging by the player character’s ability to disperse the smoke with fire. Of course, the trailer also shows off several new monsters. These monster include a purple, wolf-like lizard, a black, quadripedal snake with gigantic fangs and a pack of smaller, similar monsters, and a gargantuan monstrosity covered in bone shards. I can’t find any information on these creatures, not even names, but the trailer has me excited to hunt them.
The new Monster Hunter: World trailer isn’t just new monsters and locations, though; it takes time to show off the touted ecology and food chain mechanics players can use to make fights easier. The video demonstrates that the new purple lizard-wolf is capable of taking down the bone shard monster and the Paolumu, and that the Paolumi and Legiana hate each others’ guts. Also, hunters can use the grappling hooks that come with their new slinger items to hook onto moving cables.
The trailer seemingly ends with a hunter encountering a giant, unidentified monster rising out of a bone pile, but then the video cuts to a special crossover event with Horizon Zero Dawn. According to the video, the PlayStation 4 version of Monster Hunter: World will come with a special character skin that essentially lets gamers play as Horizon Zero Dawn‘s protagonist Aloy while hunting monsters. This character skin also comes Aloy’s signature tech bow and a skin that transforms the player’s Palico partner into a Horizon Zero Dawn robot. These skins are obviously exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version, which make me wonder what other version-exclusive skins we should expect. How much do you want to bet the Xbox One version will get a Halo-themed skin, complete with an MA5 Series Assault Rifle Bowgun?