This week, Ryozo Tsujimoto (Producer of the Monster Hunter series) and Shintaro Kojima (Producer) traveled all the way to Taiwan in order to promote the upcoming Monster Hunter X. During the presentation, they revealed some additional details about the game, including the DLC quests to be released after launch.
First, they explained that they made very deliberate design choices in Monster Hunter X, in order to ease new players in. For example, it seems like the earlier maps of the game will have less elevation, in order to let players get slowly (but surely) used to the various game mechanics.
When asked if Capcom would release a “G/Ultimate” version of Monster Hunter X, Shintaro Kojima (logically) answered that nothing had been decided yet. Right now, their goal is to make sure everyone can experience Monster Hunter X. Since players would simply wait for the expanded version, it wouldn’t make any sense at all to announce it (or even hint at it) several weeks before the release of the vanilla version.
Finally, they revealed that Monster Hunter X would get the same quest system for the DLC, with new quests released for free on the same regular basis as for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. For Capcom, the goal isn’t so much to expand the game, but rather to keep players interested. Capcom explained that the additional content is one of the reasons MH4 Ultimate sold so well in Japan, so it’s no wonder that Monster Hunter X will have similar DLC!
Finally, here’s a gameplay video showcasing the bonus costume for Monster Hunter X:
Monster Hunter X (3DS) comes out on November 28th in Japan.