Monster Hunter: World Release Date Announced

September 19, 2017Written by Chandler Wood

Just revealed at the Sony TGS conference, the Monster Hunter: World release date will be January 26 2018. This will be a simultaneous worldwide release for the game, including both physical and digital editions of the game.

The Monster Hunter: World Digital Deluxe Version will come with additional armor items, hairstyles, and gestures. A Monster Hunter: World Collector’s Edition will include a statue, artbook, soundtrack, and a collector’s box.

There is also a Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro coming with a custom design for the console and DualShock 4.

We were able to preview Monster Hunter: World, and this is a little bit of what we thought.

The action is the biggest upgrade in Monster Hunter: World as it feels significantly more fluid than in previous games. As I attacked the monster’s tail, I had to make sure to dodge away from his attacks. It was a pretty easy battle overall, which was helped by the fact that I had other human teammates. They were able to distract the creature while I kept digging into him with my sword.

After we had dealt enough damage, the creature tried to run away in order to regain some of its health. I wasn’t about to let this last longer than it had to, though, so I sheathed my sword and ran after the creature. I followed the Great Jagras into a cave-like area, which would end up being the location of our final encounter. He didn’t find the time to heal up, so the circumstance and momentum of battle was on my side.

After a few minutes of combat, my team had ended up victorious. The Great Jagras had fallen, and we got to collect the spoils of victory before the game kicked me out of the demo. It was a relatively short look at the action since I found the creature early on, and it only lasted about 10 minutes. Regardless, it was enough of a taste after what I saw at E3.

While I wish I got to spend more time with Monster Hunter: World, that one mission was pure excitement. It encapsulated everything I love about the series including the epic fights and teamwork. It also showcased how much better playing World was when compared to its now clunky counterparts, and I’m excited to play a ton more of it when it releases in Q1 2018.

Will you be picking up Monster Hunter World or one of its special editions when it releases early next near?