If you had the pleasure to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, then you know that the Monster Hunter franchise is one of the most wicked RPG experience anyone can ever play on mobile. Capcom recently soft launched the new Monster Hunter Explore on the Japanese App Store; a worthy title just like its predecessor.
Some of the unaware players might want to know that Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, which was initially priced at $19.99, has been removed from the App Store due to its incompatibility with iOS 9. It should return to the App Store after it has been fixed, but before removal Capcom announced that there were no plans to update it any time soon. So this gives us a feeling of app abandonment from Capcom and it is morally wrong of us to not inform you of this. So we just wanted to throw this fact out there.
Strangely, the upcoming Monster Hunter Explore is going to be a Free-to-play game and this screams In-app purchases. But to be completely honest with you, this title is a gorgeous social RPG that will immerse you in its compelling adventure and epic monster battles and perhaps being free is a good thing for many players that might not afford paying $19.99 for a game of this magnitude. If Capcom tries to remove this new title from the App Store, you would be disappointed if you were the one who spent $19.99 on purchasing it.
Surpassing the never-ending drama, let us discuss what Monster Hunter Explore is all about. Picture an RPG world where you get to battle the biggest monsters you can imagine, from centaur-like creatures to glorified dragons. Unlike standard RPG titles, it offers a complex gaming experience with co-operative mode where you can play along with your friends. This means playing in real time which will face you against much more massive monsters than what you will find on solo quests.
It comes with a comfortable control system allowing basic attacks and combos. Since the game is viewed in portrait mode, the controls can be managed with one hand only, which is quite impressive for such a complex game. But we all know that you will need to use that second hand when you see the fierce beasts that will stand before you.
The battles in this new title are limited to the confrontation against the monsters without going through the hunting process, as was the case in past titles. We previously mentioned that the game will be based on a freemium model and therefore you will be asked to use in-game currency to continue your battle if you die or to obtain equipments that will strengthen your character. Running and rolling become a routine in battles as you will have to avoid enemy attacks because the AI is designed to adapt to your fighting style.
Finally, any Monster Hunter title is welcome to the mobile platform because this franchise is the real deal when it comes to a true online RPG experience. There has been no announcement as to when will Monster Hunter Explore will release worldwide but we will certainly keep you updated through our website.