Monster Hunter World is definitely still a thing and Capcom wants to make sure we remember that by releasing a series of flashy videos showcasing each and every weapon in the game. There are literally fourteen videos each showing exactly what each weapon can do and while it would be fun to make a huuuuge list of each, it’s probably better to use the three “weapon type” videos and expand on anything new that they showcase.
Light weapons consist of the Sword and Shield, Dual Blades, Light Bowgun and the Long Sword…. While this video is official since it comes from Capcom, I for one always thought of the Long Sword as a more heavy weapon. Especially since it requires precise timing and positioning to get the most out of it and has a lot of wind down on each move. Outside of that, most of the weapons appear to show just about what you’d expect if you’ve played a title in the Monster Hunter series.
The heavy weapons, of course, consist of the series staple Great Sword, Hammer, Lance, Gunlance, and Heavy Bowgun. The video shows off a rather long combo that looks to be a brand new charge combo for the Great Sword while everything else looks largely familiar. There are bound to be plenty of new additions to combo strings in Monster Hunter World that haven’t been shown, however.
The Technical weapon list is a lot shorter and mostly feature some of the newer weapons. These include the Switch Axe, Charge Blade, Insect Glaive, Hunting Horn, and the Bow. The bow and Insect Glaive, in particular, appear to have expanded their repertoire even further by focusing on more charge combos and aerial shenanigans respectively.
While there is, even more, information coming from Capcom about Monster Hunter World in the near future leading up to launch; it’s great to see some familiar tools returning for this foray back to consoles. MHW will release for the PS4 and Xbox One in early 2018 and later in the year on PC.
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