Embark on the Hunter’s Journey with a new look at Monster Hunter Wilds

June 8, 2024
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PlayStation fans! We’re back again with another exciting look at Monster Hunter Wilds, coming to PlayStation 5 in 2025. In the trailer just revealed at Summer Game Fest 2024, we’re sharing how we’ve evolved the hunting experience to seamlessly connect the tense storyline and gameplay, resulting in the most immersive and cinematic hunting experience in the series.

If you haven’t yet, take a look at our latest trailer below, which we’re calling “The Hunter’s Journey.” It shares a peek at an intense narrative-driven hunt through the Windward Plains and introduces brand new monsters making their debut in Monster Hunter Wilds.


Embark on the Hunter’s Journey with a new look at Monster Hunter Wilds

New Doshaguma artwork revealed

Take a look at our newly released artwork! Here we see a hunter encountering a fearsome pack of Doshaguma in the vast Windward Plains, providing a taste of the harsh environments and ferocious monsters you’ll be confronted with in the world of Monster Hunter Wilds.

A new Leviathan slithers into Monster Hunter Wilds

Balahara
Leviathan

The Balahara, a leviathan-type monster found in the Windward Plains, makes its debut in Monster Hunter Wilds.

This leviathan uses its serpentine body to slither through the normally impassible jagged landscape with ease. The Balahara secretes a slick substance that allows it to greet any creature unfortunate enough to wander into its territory with a salvo slung from afar.

Ever the cunning predator, the Balahara will often burrow into the smooth desert sand and coil itself in wait, using its flexible body to create a pit of quicksand that will ensnare its prey.

Monstrous Turf Wars

The Forbidden Lands are an unforgiving region–Sparse in resources and plentiful in those competing for them. Violent clashes over territory are an everyday occurrence in the desert and not just between the titans that inhabit it.

In the released footage, a pack of Balahara can be seen attacking a large Doshaguma, and we can see a Chatacabra under attack from a group of small monsters. Yes, even small monsters can be observed defending themselves against larger predators if they feel threatened. Knowledge of this type of behavior can be used to your advantage. Be sure to keep a keen eye on your surroundings so you can act appropriately when the time comes.

Immersive, seamless connection between story and gameplay

The development team is working to craft a story unlike anything seen before in the Monster Hunter series, blending a compelling and intriguing narrative with interesting characters to meet during your journey.

Here’s a glimpse of the story told through a few cutscenes and gameplay segments.

You’ll enter the role of a hunter appointed to the Forbidden Lands Research Commission.

Members of the research commission, including the mysterious boy Nata, embark on an expedition into the Forbidden Lands.

Upon entering the Windward Plains, the research commission encounters a pack of Balahara that call the sandy soil of the Windward Plains home.

In the next shot, we see the Hunter joining up with an unknown man under attack from the Balahara.

As the Balahara attack, we see the action seamlessly flow from cutscenes to gameplay.

Hunters can brandish their weapons while mounted atop their Seikret to deter an approaching pack of predators, or the Seikret can be directed to avoid monsters automatically.

A hunter swallowed by quicksand.

 The Balahara tracks down the hunter and the battle begins.

A mysterious large monster approaches…

The Windward Plains is a locale that showcases a rich and vibrant ecosystem full of monsters, contrasted by the harshness of nature. During your adventures, you’ll discover the mysteries of this land and the monsters that inhabit it.

Amongst these harsh conditions, you’ll need to be wary of the Sandtide, a violent sandstorm rife with lightning. Also in the trailer, there was a scene where a large mysterious monster was attacking a Doshaguma with lightning.

Monster Hunter Wilds promises to deliver the most cinematic and immersive story in the series’s history, where story and gameplay are seamlessly connected. We’ll have plenty more to share with you in the future, so we hope you stay tuned ahead of the game’s launch on PS5 in 2025.

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