Monster Hunter X Gameplay Bares Its Teeth
Monster Hunter X came out in Japan this weekend and while Western fans are feeling left in the dark, at least there is some pretty intense gameplay footage to enjoy.
While Monster Hunter may not be all that big in this neck of the woods, its popularity in Japan is incredible. Many Japanese gamers had been queuing up from the early hours of the morning in order to get their hands on the latest title and thankfully even some Western streamers were able to get theirs hands on the game.
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Luckily Western streamers like Arekkz were able to get their hands on this latest release and have shared quite a decent chunk of the game with us.
First off, and this is more of a primer, is a demo showing of the new Hunting Arts for all 14 Weapons. This is a new feature to the series and creates some incredibly flashy gameplay possibilities.
This next one shows off the the beginning of the game with all of it customisation and questing goodness. This video shows how you’ll be giving yourself and Felyne companions the perfect look as well as what you’ll be getting up to in the beginning of the game.
If you have, or are planning to, go through the extreme process of importing the game because you can’t stand the wait (I feel you) you’re probably going to need a bit of a guide to get you online. Monster Hunter isn’t the most story driven game so an understanding of Japanese isn’t necessary to play, but being able to access some of the most important features in will require guidance like this.
The last video to appear shows off Monster Hunter X’s final boss so I’m just going to link it here, do with this information what you will. Even though this isn’t any sort of major spoiler for the game, I would still like to keep the final boss monster a bit of a mystery.
That’s about it for now, but I have no doubt we’ll be seeing more soon. While people have been enjoying the game, a lot have come to mention a severe lack of content which is rather surprising based on what we’ve seen in previous titles. Hopefully a lot of the games content hasn’t been moved to DLC, even if it is free like in previous entries.
Monster Hunter X is available in Japan with no word yet on a western release. If previous releases are anything to go by, we’re probably going to have to wait for the ultimate versions release before we will see it this side.