Capcom revealed their next Monster Hunter game at Sony’s E3 press conference and it sounds like a radical departure for the series.

Monster Hunter World presents players with a living, breathing ecosystem and casts players as a hunter that seeks out monsters. Loot collected from the monsters you slay can be used to craft new armour and equipment.

The world of Monster Hunter World will be completely seamless, with players able to explore it without running into loading screens. Hunters will need to use the surrounding vegetation and environment to their advantage when battling monsters, while making sure they don’t pain themselves into a corner.

Monster Hunter World will also offer co-operative play for up to three players. For the first time in the series players from the West and Japan will be able to co-operate thanks to cross-region multiplayer. Solo players will be able to hail for assistance when tackling quests.

Monster Hunter World is coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One in early 2018, with a PC release scheduled later.

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