Monster Hunter Wilds shows off gameplay in its 1st Trailer

Capcom has unveiled a brand-new trailer for the highly anticipated Monster Hunter Wilds at Sony's State of Play event. It showed off a first look at bits of its story and combat showing where players will be going for their next hunt.

The trailer opens up with a few story characters speaking among each other on a ship that travels on sand. Players will be able to ride a creature, the Sekiret, for some segments when speaking with other NPCs.

A pack of new monsters, the Doshaguma, show up that are becoming increasingly hostile. The player's character attempts to break up the pack while mounted, so they can take them on in fewer numbers. Some of the rocky formations take down a few of them as they pursue the player.

This Monster Hunter Wilds trailer shows first footage of gameplay with a Long Sword wielder facing off against one of them during a lightning storm in a dark desert environment. Another new frog-like monster, the Catacabra, is introduced with a big, spiky tongue.

The Sekiret that the player can ride helps them out in combat by picking them up instantly on their back when they get hit to the ground. Ranged weapons, such as the Light Bowgun, can be fired as players are riding on them, too.

Near the end of the trailer, the signal flare system from Monster Hunter: World seems to be back as a character fires one off before other characters join the fray.

Players can link their existing Monster Hunter: World and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne save data for bonus items in Monster Hunter Wilds.

Monster Hunter Wilds is set to release in 2025 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. The title was revealed last December. Check out the new trailer down below, along with more information and screenshots.

Today, Capcom explored the living world of Monster Hunter Wilds at PlayStation's State of Play broadcast with the first in-depth look at the highly anticipated action RPG. The trailer traversed an untamed landscape teeming with new monsters adapted to the everchanging conditions of their rugged habitat. The vibrant new gameplay footage also revealed the first glimpse of the story, characters, systems, and more.

Capcom also revealed special bonus items that players returning from Monster Hunter: World™ can obtain when Monster Hunter Wilds arrives in 2025 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

In Monster Hunter Wilds, players join the ranks of a special Research Commission team investigating the Forbidden Lands. Fully voiced for the first time in the Monster Hunter™ series, the hunter ventures into the unknown with their companions, including Guild-appointed handler Alma, their Palico partner, and a mysterious child. Monster Hunter Wilds features multi-dimensional biomes that can transform in unexpected ways. The first locale to be unveiled is the Windward Plains, a vast region encompassing harsh deserts, twisted rock formations, and swaying grasslands abound with life.

These immersive ecosystems are populated with wildlife acclimated to their surroundings, including smaller monsters like Dalthydon, an herbivorous wyvern that migrates seasonally, and Ceratonoth, who rely on males to shield the herd from raging storms with well-developed dorsal horns that serve as lightning rods. Of course, large monsters also roam the Windward Plains, including Doshaguma. While massive and territorial, these fanged beasts are curiously sometimes sighted stalking the plains in aggressive packs. Meanwhile, the formidable amphibian Chatacabra uses its surroundings and adhesive saliva to become an even stronger adversary by armoring its body with natural materials like ore.

To help hunters meet the challenges that await in Monster Hunter Wilds, the beloved gameplay of the series has evolved with an arsenal of new features. Players will experience a seamless flow from story sequences to gameplay without interruption. To traverse this world’s sprawling environments, the game introduces Seikrets, a new type of mount. These nimble creatures can guide their riders to destinations and allow hunters to perform actions on the go, such as sharpening weapons, gathering materials, and wielding the slinger. Hunters can also swap to a secondary weapon with their Seikret, empowering hunting parties to adapt to the changing conditions out in the field without returning to base.

All 14 of the series’ iconic weapon types return in Monster Hunter Wilds and have now evolved to include new actions. Additionally, the game introduces brand-new systems, such as Focus Mode, giving hunters more precise control over aiming, guarding, and attacking monsters’ weak points. The new Hook Slinger also offers hunters additional abilities, including contextual actions and the power to collect items from a distance – even when mounted atop their Seikret.

Monster Hunter Wilds players who link their Monster Hunter: World save data can receive special bonus items. This includes the Felyne Leather Set (Palico Armor) and Felyne Acorn Spade (Palico Weapon) for linking Monster Hunter: World base game save data, and Felyne Duffel Set (Palico Armor) and Felyne Trekker Peckaxe (Palico Weapon) for linking save data from the title’s massive expansion Monster Hunter World: Iceborne™. Please see the official website for more details.

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