Ever since Monster Hunter World was announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC during E3 2017, fans of the action role-playing game franchise have been patiently waiting for Capcom to officially confirm exactly when the title would release. The publisher and developer had originally set a launch window for sometime in early 2018, but now the company has openly announced that the game will be coming out on January 26, 2018 for the aforementioned platforms.

Capcom made the release date for Monster Hunter World known during Sony Interactive Entertainment’s press conference at Tokyo Game Show 2017, with the company also releasing a brand new trailer for the game entitled “Hunting 101.” As seen in the footage below, players can get a more comprehensive idea about the different sets of living ecosystems and the realm in which they will inhabit, and they can also get a better look at the game’s wide variety of creatures that they will be able to track, trap, and neutralize for resources.

What’s more is that the above trailer for Monster Hunter World offers fans the best look yet of the game’s story, as well as its new base of operations known as Astera – the heart of the Research Commission, that is – which will provide hunters with practically everything they need to thrive and survive. In terms of plot, the footage depicts what appears to be a gigantic beast that’s roughly the size of Astera itself, as its presence seemingly threatens to destroy the base. When it comes to aspects relating to gameplay, though, the video also shows off the headquarters’ guild representatives, shopkeepers, blacksmiths, cantinas, and research teams.

While the latest trailer for Monster Hunter World focuses mostly on cinematic footage to provide context for the title’s story, there may be some fans out there who simply wish to get a glimpse of one of the game’s quests in action. Thankfully, Capcom has previously provided a sizable portion of gameplay videos, with one clip sharing roughly 23 minutes of activity within the title’s Ancient Forest area, while about 10 other trailers detail several new weapons available in the game.

All things considered, it seems as if Monster Hunter World is shaping up quite nicely, and it ought to offer plenty of solid adventures for hunters searching for their next big score. Plus, with Capcom having promised that the title will be receiving even more materials after its launch in the form of free DLC, fans of the franchise will likely be spending a hefty amount of time in the game’s expansive world once it releases.

Monster Hunter World is set to launch on January 26, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: PlayStation – YouTube