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Monster Hunter World coming to PS4 and more (update)

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A franchise close to Shawn Layden’s heart

A new entry in the Monster Hunter franchise is heading to PlayStation 4 next year. Sony boss Shawn Layden introduced a trailer for the game, called Monster Hunter World, at the start of this year’s PlayStation E3 press conference, showing off plenty of gameplay familiar to series’ fans.

This is the first Monster Hunter game that Capcom has developed for a Sony console in years. Monster Hunter found huge popularity with its PlayStation Portable entries several years back, but has recently been more commonly found on Nintendo’s handheld platforms.

Monster Hunter World will launch in early 2018 on PlayStation 4, according to the very end of the trailer. More details are expected later on — this trailer was light on anything for now.

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Update: Monster Hunter World is also headed to Windows PC and Xbox One, Capcom revealed following the game’s debut during the Sony conference. The PC version will launch after the console editions, but expect PS4 and Xbox One to get the game at the same time, according to the series’ Twitter account.