Several reports online pointed out that Capcom had filed a trademark for Monster Hunter World a couple of days ago, and where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Monster Hunter World was revealed at Sony’s E3 keynote presentation by Sony President and CEO Shawn Layden, and had its release date confirmed by the official Twitter account. Check out the trailer below.
Monster Hunter’s legacy can be traced back to 2004 when the original game launched for PlayStation 2. Since then, multiple titles have been released, including the recent Monster Hunter Generations and Monster Hunter XX, which will be coming to Nintendo Switch this year (at least in Japan). We still don’t have a release date for the West, so hopefully the Monster Hunter World reveal is enough to tide us over for the mean time.
Monster Hunter World is set to release early in 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will also release on PC at a later date but still during 2018.