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Even though it's not coming out here til next February or something I'm just too excited and I started to feel bad about filling up the general games thread with Monster Hunter. So here's a thread for it!
We've got sixty boss monsters confirmed so far, forty-two wholly unique and eighteen subspecies alts with three new styles of monster altogether (amphibian, chelicerata, and six-limbed pseudo-dragons like the Gore Magala), fourteen weapon classes including the brand new Charge Blade and Insect Glaive, multi-tiered terrain with faster walking/running animations and auto-platforming that lay somewhere between 3D Legend of Zelda games and Assassin's Creed, mid-air attacks, ride attacks, swimming is gone, and a ton of returning first and second generation monsters revamped.
I've been playing the series since the beginning and Monster Hunter 4 was by far my favorite entry, balancing the difficulty of the old with the accessibility of the new to encourage what the games are all about, fighting dinosaurs and dragons with some friends and wearing those dragons as hats.