Capcom took to the Tencent game conference in Beijing today and revealed Monster Hunter Online on PC. The title is set to be a free to play MMO, and is currently only confirmed for release in China.
The game is powered by CryEngine 3 and the reveal trailer makes the recently released Wii U title Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate look decidedly old fashioned. It seems that the title will feature destructible environments, and that monsters can interact with items in the landscape, with the series’ newest monster ‘Caeserber’ picking up a log in its teeth to attack the hunter.
It does in fact look like a number of the proposed changes set for the 3DS’s Monster Hunter 4 have made it into this title as well.
The game’s website is already live and features galleries and game details, though your Google translate will have to work overtime to get the best out of it.
As a co-production between Chinese developer Tencent and Capcom, and given the similarity with Eastern exclusive Monster Hunter Frontier, it seems likely that once again Western hunters will have to look on from the sidelines. There are of course, as with Phantasy Star Online 2, ways around this for the truly dedicated.
The game is set for ‘testing’ this summer.