With the release of Monster Hunter: World about a month away, many fans may be clamoring for news on the game. Monster Hunter is a series known for its longevity, and this newest addition is no different. Director Yuya Tokuda revealed that it would take most players between 40 and 50 hours to finish the story mode.
In an interview, Tokuda revealed that “depending on the type of player, I suppose it will about 40 to 50 hours to complete…It wouldn’t be a Monster Hunter title if there wasn’t content to enjoy post-game. Players can continue to forge and upgrade their favorite weapon and armor after the story is over.” This statement suggests that the time to complete the game is longer than the story mode length, which is expected but nevertheless exciting.
It was also previously confirmed that Monster Hunter: World would receive free DLC. While this news has yet to be explored fully, executive director Kaname Fujioka revealed there will be “weekly event quests and free updates” for the game post-launch. It seems the story may be a small component when compared to the overall life of the game.
Considering a typical Monster Hunter title climbs into the hundreds of hours to finish, the length of the story mode should be no surprise to players. However, the focus of the game seems universal – not preferring quantity over quality considering the in-game bonus content. To this effect, it has been confirmed that Mega Man will appear in the game through in-game music and the ability for players to customize their Palicoes, a cat-like creature, to look like Mega Man.
When Monster Hunter: World releases next month, it may eat up a lot of players’ time. With the recent open beta for PlayStation 4, it may not come soon enough for many players. However, when it does, Monster Hunter: World may just live up to the hype with its lengthy story mode and post-story content.
Monster Hunter: World will launch on January 26th, 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC release planned for a later date.