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Monster Hunter: World

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Release Date: Jan. 26, 2018

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'Monster Hunter: World' (ALL) USA Championship Event Begins Next Week

by Rainier on July 20, 2018 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT

Monster Hunter: World sees players take on the role of a hunter who completes various quests to hunt and slay monsters within a living and breathing ecosystem full of predators ... and prey.

Monster Hunter: World introduces a living, breathing ecosystem in which players take on the role of a hunter that seeks and slays ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles that unfold across the vast ever-changing terrain. Venture on quests alone or with up to three hunters in a newly designed online drop-in multiplayer system which allows cross-region cooperative play between Japan and the west, uniting the player base for the first time ever.

Retaining the series’ skill based progression and robust crafting system, players gear up to venture on quests to seek and slay monsters, progressively improving their skills to become the ultimate hunter. Loot collected from fallen foes can be used to create new equipment and armor upgrades styled after the monsters they’ve slain, allowing hunters to survive the elements and defeat the tougher opponents that await them.

Monster Hunter: World delivers a seamless gameplay experience allowing players to move freely across map areas that comprise the living ecosystems and dynamically transition from day to night. The landscape and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as players strategically use the surrounding environment including terrain, vegetation and wildlife to their advantage in battle or become hindered by the hazards they present. Hunters must use their cunning and abilities to track and maneuver their targets throughout the intense, evolving battles.

On July 28, Capcom is hosting America’s first-ever Monster Hunter: World tournament in search of the fastest hunters in the country. Teams of two will compete to take down massive monsters, like the bristly beast Nergigante, in the fastest time possible. Challengers will compete to take home the Grand Prize: a trophy, a pair of high-end Monster Hunter watches, and a trip to Japan to represent the U.S. at the global invitational exhibition event during Tokyo Game Show 2018 in September!

Hunters must register by July 26 to participate! All competitors will also receive a goodie bag for participating that includes a USA Championship t-shirt and more. More details on the event and registering can be found here.

In addition to the competition, there will be other activities for attending spectators to enjoy for free including signing sessions with the game developers, unique photo opps, raffles, an art gallery, and special Monster Hunter challenges.

The heated final Top 8 as well as other activities will be streamed with live commentary.

What: Monster Hunter: World USA Championship

When: Sat, July 28, 2018 from 12-7PM PT

Where: Terra Gallery & Events @ 511 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105

With flexible online multiplayer options and an accessible quest structure, players can tackle challenges alone or join up to three other hunters online for cooperative play. For the first time in the Monster Hunter series, players from Japan and the west can play together online, providing an expanded base of cooperative hunting companions. With the new online drop-in functionality, solo players can hail for assistance from the worldwide group during quests when their opponents are too daunting to take on single-handedly.

Monster Hunter: World is currently available for PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC release to follow on August 9th, 2018.

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