Warman January 26, 2018 is the day when the PlayStation 4 software Monster Hunter: World was released. Today is the 3rd anniversary of its release. The PC version was released in Japan on August 10, 2018.
Monster Hunter: World is a hunting action game released by Capcom. It is a new generation version of the extremely popular series that does not require explanation anymore, and it has been a long time since it appeared as a completely new work for PlayStation, and the excitement of the fans at the time of the announcement was tremendous. The first debut was on June 13, 2017 (12th local time), the PlayStation E3 Media Showcase, which preceded the opening of the world’s largest game trade fair E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) 2017. The author had heard that Monster Hunter in countries other than Japan was not so uncomfortable, but the story of the past was so popular that overseas game fans were delighted when it was announced. After its release, it was as exciting as Japan, and as of September 2020, worldwide shipments exceeded 16.4 million units. This great record would have surprised all game fans too unexpectedly. Every time I saw the news that the number of shipments was increasing, I must have been surprised and proud at the same time. Beautiful graphics and realism of Monster Hunter: WorldI was impressed by the ecology of the increasing monsters, but many hunters should have been impressed by the wider field. The areas of various terrain are seamlessly connected, and there is no switching between running and running, so the author and others were confused (laughs). There are many terrain gimmicks, and I think it was the first time in the series that exploring itself was so much fun. Convenience has been greatly improved in many parts, such as the endless use of consumable items and the guidance of worms to the goal. I’m glad that multiplayer, which is also the biggest selling point, has become easier to participate in. The fact that the rescue signal made it easier to participate in the middle of the quest may have been appreciated by players who often play solo. Regular free updates are also made and many new monsters are added. I think the existing monsters have become super beautiful and revived, but I think it’s quite hot. I can’t forget the collaboration with Final Fantasy XIV and The Witcher 3 that were held with extraordinary effort. It was a wonderful result that was very convincing for the fans of the collaboration source. On September 6, 2019, the super-large expansion content Monster Hunter World: Ice-borne will be released. As of September 2020, worldwide shipments have exceeded 6.6 million units. As the latest work in the Monster Hunter series, Monster Hunter Rise will be released on Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021, and I’m looking forward to it as well.