Monster Hunter

A group of Monster Hunter veterans has started a service to help newcomers ease into the latest entry of the notoriously tough series, Monster Hunter: World.

The game promises to be the series’s first widely popular entry after finding a niche in previously exclusive handheld console releases.

Fans of the franchise became increasingly wary of the title after Capcom revealed it will attempt to appeal more to Western audiences. Many believed the announcement meant that the gameplay would be ‘dumbed down’ to make the series approachable. However, the game’s producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto insists that, although the learning curve for the first few hours feels somewhat shallower to previous games, subsequent monster encounters will prove as challenging as hardcore followers of the series expect.

With many newcomers to the series soon to be joining the online servers, a group of Monster Hunter veterans have created a support group called Adopt-a-Hunter. The community-based initiative aims to pair new players with a more experienced gamer to wean them into the harsh world.

The site has already become a cult hut and arrives shortly after Capcom unveiled the latest trailer showcasing the Elder Dragons players will be able to face.

The latest edition of the series will now be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from January 26, 2018. A PC port is scheduled to come in the near future, with Tsujimoto estimating its arrival in autumn 2018.

With several new and returning beasts, Monster Hunter: World is set to be an insane challenge for new and experienced gamers alike. For all the latest on the title and much more from the world of single-player gaming, bookmark OnlySP and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Richard Flint
Part of the UK team, Richard enjoys a bit of everything. From covering news, to meeting up with devs at events, Rich has done it all and loves every minute of it. No task is too big or too small and each new opportunity is a chance to grow as writer.

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