It's been a big few months for the protagonist of the insanely popular Witcher series. Geralt has fought his way through Soul Calibur 6 and is now taking his monster hunting skills to Capcom's Monster Hunter World. The update launches today, February 7th with the PC version coming at a later date, and will contain a few Witcher related quests.
The update is set to launch at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT (12 AM GMT on February 8). Capcom hasn't revealed what exactly the quests will have players do but they will have "a unique flavor, blending the RPG mechanics of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with Monster Hunter World's game systems." (https://bit.ly/2TCKsTF)
Monster Hunter and The Witcher Work Together
Capcom previously stated that this collaboration was made with a lot of help from CD Projekt Red, the developer behind the Witcher series and the upcoming action RPG Cyberpunk 2077. Geralt's voice actor was even brought in to record extra lines for the cross over content.
This update also comes in the midst's of Monster Hunter World's first anniversary event called Appreciation Fest. The event will remain live on all platforms until February 21st, and brings back most of the game's event quests alongside some new ones. Players are also able to craft new anniversary gear for themselves and their Palicos.
This certainly isn't the end of Monster Hunter World though, Capcom still has plenty of updates planned for this hit title. Iceborne, a major expansion slated for this fall will add new zones, monsters, and gear for players to explore, fight, and craft. For all the latest on Monster Hunter World be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is hitting the Nintendo Switch later this summer on August 28th, but fans around the world want to know if the recently released Monster Hunter World will ever see life on the console. According to a recent Q&A posted on the website Siliconera, Capcom answered the question after their most recent shareholders' meeting.
Unfortunately, they have responded with a hard no on the subject. Although many were disappointed by the news, Capcom stated their reasons for not taking on the project. Apparently Monster Hunter World is literally too large for the the console. The company quickly reassured fans by saying that other Monster Hunter games might be in the works for the portable library.
Not All Doom and Gloom for Monster Hunter Fans
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate was the complete edition of the 3DS title Monster Hunter Generations. The title was mostly received well by critics and fans alike with many saying how pleased they were with the sheer amount of content that is in the game. Monster Hunter Generations added the Arts System, which was a new take on how hunters handled weaponry by adding special abilities to each tool.
Even though Monster Hunter World may not see a release on the Nintendo Switch, Capcom will continue their excellent support with additional in-game events, gear, quests, and monsters. The next event to hit the game, Summer Twilight Festival, will launch on July 13th for both PS4 and Xbox One and bring all new content for players to enjoy. PC owners can expect to see the game on their platform of choice this fall.
P.S.: We recently previewed the Japanese version of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate on the Switch. Gameplay is available now on our Youtube Channel. Be sure to head on over and give us your thoughts on the game!
The latest Capcom crossover event for Monster Hunter World is now available. While players can still take part in the Spring Blossom Festival event that's currently going on, there's a new quest available on PS4 and Xbox One. It allows fans to get their hands on the crafting materials necessary to make the Palico gear set.
The Event Quest is called "A Rush of Blood", and to complete the mission players must hunt two Odagarons in the arena. The twist is that one of the monsters is a very cute miniaturized version of the species, other than that though the quest is a standard 7 star quest that has a time limit of 50 minutes and allows players a maximum of three faints. Completing the event will award challengers with Mega Man Tickets, which is one of the resources necessary for making the gear. To craft the full set, players will need to complete the mission several times.
Time to Get Forging
When fans have collected enough tickets to make the gear, they will need to head to the Smithy and scroll to the Forge Palico Equipment section and click Full Armor Sets. Select Mega Man gear to craft the two pieces of High Rank armor consisting of the Mega Man Helmet and Mega Man Suit, which costs 3 Mega Man Tickets.
Can't Forget Weapons!
To make the weapon, players will need to head to the Standard Equipment section of the Forge Palico equipment tab. The Mega Buster can be found toward the bottom of the High Rank weapons area. This piece of gear costs an additional two Mega Man Tickets, which means to craft the full set players will need to collect a total of five tickets.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Palico gear set that was teased during its initial announcement is the different classic Mega Man tunes that will play as the Hunters fight. However this will only happen during the event quest, unfortunately, players won't hear the music during their regular adventures.
Hunters only have a short time to complete the gear set as the event ends on April 27th. Players that are interested in the Spring Blossom Fest greatsword and armor only have until April 19th to get the spring themed gear.
Monster Hunter: World to get Street Fighter 5 Content
Fans of the latest Monster Hunter release will be excited to find out that Capcom is offering Street Fighter 5 crossover content for Monster Hunter: World. The DLC will let players earn armor skins that will have them looking like the Street Fighter characters Ryu and Sakura. The update announced on the Capcom Unity Blog detailed that players with a Street Fighter 5 save file will also be able to take on the Ryu quest before everyone else.
It's Almost Here
"In just a few weeks, we'll be featuring the quest to get Ryu's set as an exclusive early opportunity to PS4 players that also have a save data file from Street Fighter V (including Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition)," Capcom explained in the blog post. (http://bit.ly/2DSERnj)
Players that have the save data will receive a quest "Down the Dark, Muddy Path." After hunters take on the hunt, they will receive "SFV Tickets" as a reward. These tickets are to be taken to the Smithy along with a variety of other materials found in the wild to fashion themselves the Ryu armor set.
No Street Fighter? No Problem!
Capcom explained that those without the Street Fighter data won't have to wait much longer for the DLC. While the armor set will go back into rotation soon, a specific date has yet to be announced by the developer. When the time comes, two new event quests will be added to the rotation which will let all players earn the Ryu and Sakura armor on both PS4 and Xbox One.
Along with the character models, Capcom is including a bunch of premium gestures and chat stamp sets to purchase. This set will feature the iconic Hadoken and Shoruken. All of the prices are listed below.
Guild Card: Bonus Stage (Free)
Achievements: Rival, Destined, Living Legend and Bandana Girl (Free)
Pose: Shoryuken & Hadoken (Free)
Gesture: Street Fighter V Hadoken ($3.99)
Gesture: Street Fighter V Shoryuken ($3.99)
Stamp Set: Street Fighter V Set - ($1.99)
This DLC will be the second crossover between the two Capcom titles. Street Fighter V recently received Monster Hunter skins for some of their fighters to celebrate the launch of Monster Hunter: World.
Capcom seems to be fully supporting Monster Hunter: World and hopefully this means we'll be seeing many more crossovers in the future. We here at Gigamax Games are big fans of Monster Hunter: World so check back soon for all the latest updates for the game.
While the January game releases for the start of 2018 may not be an extensive lineup, most will agree that the first month of this year has some impressive titles. We're spending most of our time going back and finishing up the long backlog of big releases that came out at the end of 2017, that is until the some of our most anticipated games of the year are released over the next couple weeks. Look below to find the full list of games kicking off 2018 so you know what to spend that hard earned money on!
January's Biggest Game Releases
Dragon Ball Fighter Z (January 26th)
The Z-Fighters are back with a new fighting game experience that looks like it will finally pull the long-running series out of its video game slump. Players will take control of many iconic characters from throughout Dragon Ball's history and pummel their friends in a fighting system that seems very similar to Marvel Vs. Capcom. Whether you're playing as Super Saiyan God Goku or were unlucky enough to get stuck with Krillin, this game is sure to be a blast!
Monster Hunter: World (January 26th)
Killing monsters, gathering materials, and forging new armor, these are a few of our favorite things. Plenty of Monster Hunter fans certainly share our sentiment and on this month players will be able to hop into the iconic world again, but this time in 4K. The series is making its debut on current-gen consoles and based on the beta gameplay, Monster Hunter: World will be eating up a lot of our time in the first quarter. Both longtime fans of the series, as well as newcomers, will find something to love in this incredible hunting game so be sure to check it out!
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (January 26th)
Are you a fan of the Final Fantasy series? Then Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a game you can't miss. This fighting game is an ode to the long-running compendium of games. Players take control of leading heroes including Cloud, Titus, and the most recent protagonist Noctis. The gameplay trailers certainly haven't disappointed and the cinematic trailers are as beautiful as ever. If you've ever had the pleasure of playing a Final Fantasy title this is the game for you!
Full List of January Game Releases
The Escapists 2 - (Nintendo Switch) - Jan 11
Street Fighter V Arcade Edition - (PC, PS4) - Jan 16
The time is almost here when a new year brings in a host of new adventures to experience. In this list, we take a look at the most anticipated video games of 2018 and when they will be available to play. Unfortunately, not all these dates are set in stone but check back as time goes on for more information as it becomes available.
What games do you think should be added to the list? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter and Facebook.
God of War (PS4) - “Early 2018”
With a groundbreaking series to live up to, this latest look into God of War seems to be the right step for the developers. Experiencing the world as an older and wiser Kratos, the trailers seemed to show a different side of this epic warrior. The world hasn’t had a new God of War since July 14th, 2015 and even that was just a remaster. Gamers are itching to get another chance to play as this powerful god. With no official release, gamers are keeping a close eye on any announcement surrounding this new release.
Days Gone (PS4) - “Early 2018”
Any fan of the survival horror genre will be excited to hear SIE Bend Studio is expected to release Days Gone this upcoming year. The release trailer showed off in 2017 (find it below) immediately left people asking what happened to this decimated world. The main character, a former biker outlaw seems to embrace the terrible situation he finds himself in, ready to shoot and slaughter anything that gets in his way. The impressive gameplay available as of now ranks Days Gone high on the most anticipated video games of 2018.
Anthem (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - Fall 2018
EA had a rough year in 2017. From a loot box controversy and the fallout that followed, it looks as though they want to make up for their blunder with the release of Anthem in 2018. Dubbed a shared-world action-RPG, the gameplay released is visually stunning. The world looks immense and dangers could lurk around every corner. Flying through the world in what resembles an Iron Man suit, players explore the impressive primeval landscape. The graphics and gameplay look absolutely exquisite but depending on how they handle the game post-launch will most likely determine its succus.
Monster Hunter: World (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - January 26th
The Gigamax crew are all huge fans of the Monster Hunter franchise. From the very first time they picked up the PlayStation controller and slain their first monster, they were hooked. Bringing the Monster Hunter experience back to console and those as powerful as the ones we have today is a reason to celebrate. The Monster Hunter: World Beta left people on the edge of their seats just waiting for a chance to play the full game. This is surely set up to be unlike any Monster Hunter that has come before it.
Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, PC) - March 20th
Recently, Gigamax was invited to the Alpha test for Sea of Thieves. Unfortunately, the NDA blocks any gameplay from being shared but the concept is what got people excited. Who hasn’t at one time wanted to bring their friends on a pirate adventure? Sea of Thieves finally gives gamers this opportunity. Take to the high seas in this open-world adventure, completing quests and collecting booty. The progression system ensures everyone and anyone can experience this adventure together, no matter how long anyone has been playing, too.
We Happy Few (PC, PS4, Xbox One) - April 13th
This game has been in early access for a while now and Compulsion Games was making some impressive progress. It seemed as though any time gamers picked it back up, something was being added or improved. Finally, the time has come and on April 13th, 2018 people will have the chance to experience the full game in all of its glory. The story seemed fascinating and that was surely just the beginning. Be sure to check the gameplay below to see what’s in store in We Happy Few.
Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, Xbox One) - Spring 2018
People absolutely lost their minds when the official announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. One of the most popular games in its day, it’s hard to find someone who didn’t like the first game. Now with Red Dead Redemption 2 expected to drop in Spring of 2018, gamers are anxiously waiting for that official release date. There are very few western games out there and Red Dead did it right. Be sure to check back as more information surfaces surrounding one of the most anticipated video games of 2018.
The Last of Us Part II (PS4) - 2018? (Revised)
The Last of Us was an absolutely mind-blowing adventure all the way through. The thrilling yet heartwarming story of a jaded adventure stuck in a world falling apart at the seams meeting up with an unlikely companion left its mark on the gaming community. People just didn’t want it to end and Naughty Dog ensured that the adventure didn't have to. With more and more reports coming in about The Last of Us Part II is only around halfway completed, it's looking as though it might miss their 2018 release. Be sure to keep checking back for more information as more details become available.
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With a brand new Monster Hunter coming to PlayStation 4, it was time to update the Monster Hunter Playlist. The Demo for Monster Hunter: World was available for a limited time and the Gigamax crew was lucky enough to give it a try. It was amazing to see what the PlayStation 4 can do for this iconic series. The gameplay was unlike any previous game and it only made the gaming community more excited for the full release.
The playlist below includes gameplay from the Monster Hunter: World demo as well as the walkthrough to open up Monster Hunter XX on the North American Nintendo Switch. Be sure to stick around for more videos!
Jump to 6:30 for the gameplay!
This is where the relatively new insect glaive goes to work on one of the most iconic boss variations from the series. Those familiar with the franchise will instantly recognize the classic dinosaur but might not have had the chance to play with this weapon. Unfortunately, Gigs and Mack have no idea which stance they’re using as all the text is still in Japanese. Well, not all of it, which they found incredibly confusing.
Porting the Japanese Demo to the North American Nintendo Switch isn’t a complicated process at all! The walkthrough is clear and concise and if you have any questions, be sure to leave a comment and Gigs or Mack will get right back to you.
Includes, SPECIAL EPISODE: Unlock Monster Hunter XX for North American Switch! & Gameplay
The Gigamax crew are huge fans of the Monster Hunter franchise and the new PlayStation 4 version has us on the edge of our seats. More Monster Hunter videos are sure to pour in fast once it's released.
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