Monster Hunter Wilds: the long-awaited sequel to World finally shows its wide open spaces

Robin Lamorlette

December 8, 2023 at 5:30 a.m.


We had to wait five years before discovering the worthy successor to the excellent Monster Hunter Worldand this presented itself as the ultimate big announcement of Game Awards 2023.

Just before knowing the game of the year according to the ceremony organized by Geoff Keighley, Capcom was in the spotlight and presented to us in video its vision of the Monster Hunter next generation, planned for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. And if its rambling is only matched by its immense landscapes, you will have to be extremely patient before setting out again on the hunt. The trailer above indeed leaves us with a very wide and distant release window: 2025.

The new generation hunt is finally opening up to us

For a long time a niche license, Monster Hunter experienced a real boom in popularity with worldfirst released on consoles in 2018, then later on PC, to shatter all Capcom sales records. Rise then hit the nail on the head, first exclusively on Nintendo Switch before being ported to PC, then to new generation consoles.

However, fans were calling for an episode that fully exploited the more powerful hardware of the PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Their wish was of course granted by the Japanese giant, which presented us with the new opus of its flagship franchise, called Wilds.

Monster Hunter Wilds © Capcom

A certain inspiration from Breath of the Wild for the new Monster Hunter? ©Capcom

The feverish wait will be long…

We were thus able to see a bit of exploration gameplay, which is greatly inspired by that of Rise. We will thus be able to freely move around in truly gigantic hunting grounds on the back of a mount, with great emphasis on verticality.

Capcom promises to tell us more in the summer of 2024. To explore these vast wildernesses on our faithful reptilian steed, we will unfortunately have to wait until 2025. But the little we have seen is already making our mouths water dangerously. …

Source : The Game Awards on YouTube

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