Capcom Previews 8 Additional Monster Hunter X Weapon Classes

posted on by Daryl Lee Hale
Gameplay footage also previewed in interview with 3DS game's producer

CAPCOM began streaming two additional introduction videos on Thursday for the Monster Hunter X (pronounced "Cross") Nintendo 3DS game. The videos preview the bow and heavy bow gun weapon classes. The company also began streaming six other weapon class introduction videos earlier this week for the insect glaive, the light bow gun, the switch axe, the charge blade, the gunlance, and the lance.

The videos feature guild and aerial fighting styles for the weapons, and also feature each weapon class's Hunting Art.


Heavy Bow Gun

Insect Glaive

Light Bow Gun

Switch Axes

Charge Blades

Gun Lance


Capcom previously streamed introduction videos for the hammer, hunting horn long sword, great sword, dual blades, and sword and shield weapon classes.

Capcom also began streaming an episode of Monster Hunter creator Rouzou Tsujimoto's radio show, with Monster Hunter X producer Shintaro Kojima and Japanese talent Risa Mitadera, on Wednesday. The video includes footage of Monster Hunter X gameplay. The video previews combat, in-game menu navigation, and interaction with animals and other characters.

Capcom is also currently streaming a 60-second version of the collaborative commercial starring singer DAIGO.

Monster Hunter X will ship in Japan on November 28. Capcom is also offering a New Nintendo 3DS LL (called XL in the West) bundle on the same day. The bundle will cost 26,000 yen (about US$209) and will include a copy of Monster Hunter X, as well as a touch pen, a 4GB memory card, and six AR cards.

The game will feature Shuryō Style (Hunting Style) movesets, which will allow players to tailor their style of hunting to their preference. The game also contains 14 weapon types, each of which will feature a Kariwaza (Hunting Art), which can be high-damage moves or effects that boost players' capabilities.

Capcom also revealed in June that the MonHun Nikki Pokapoka Airū-mura DX (pronounced Deluxe) Nintendo 3DS game will ship on September 10 in Japan. Capcom is also developing the Monster Hunter Stories Nintendo 3DS game for 2016. The game is the first RPG in the Monster Hunter franchise.

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