Monster Hunter: World gets new documentary revealing inspirations behind game

The long-awaited role-playing game, Monster Hunter: World, is almost here and Capcom keeps the excitement going by showcasing tantalizing videos. The first episode in The Making of Monster Hunter: World documentary series features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, Executive Director and Art Director Kaname Fujioka, and Director Yuya Tokuda.

According to Capcom, the episode examines how the project started and what inspired the vision behind bringing the living, breathing world of Monster Hunter to life on powerful consoles. Further videos will be released weekly which discuss other aspects of the project.

The main objective in Monster Hunter: World is to simply battle gigantic monsters in epic locales. As a hunter, you'll take on quests to kill increasing difficult beasts in their exotic habitats. Gamers who take down these monsters receive numerous materials that can be used to create stronger weapons and armor in order to hunt down even more dangerous monsters.

The premise behind Monster Hunter: World might be simple, but it tells a rather complex story. The player is part of the Fifth Fleet in pursuit of a colossal Elder Dragon known as Zorah Magdaros. This is where the journey begins because the truth behind a migration event is more unexpected than initially thought. Once every decade, monsters known Elder Dragons trek across the water to travel to the region known as the New World. This migration event is referred to as the Elder Crossing. To get to the bottom of this mysterious pattern, the Guild has formed the Research Commission, dispatching them in large groups to the New World. The Guild is the main governing body in the Monster Hunter universe. They work alongside the Elder Dragon Observation to monitor and research particular species of interest.

Monster Hunter: World launches on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 26, 2018. A PC version is scheduled for Fall 2018. The Monster Hunter franchise started off on the PlayStation 2 in 2004 but then became a Nintendo exclusive for many years. Games like Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter 4, and even Monster Hunter Generations were only available on systems like the Nintendo Wii or 3DS.

Monster Hunter is regarded as a legendary franchise so here's hoping that Monster Hunter: World lives up to expectations. The game features Xbox One X support so it looks better than ever on Microsoft's new console. Be sure to keep an eye out for our review towards the end of this month.

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