Capcom reveals new gameplay of Monster Hunter World female character creation during a presentation at Tokyo Games Show 2017. The upcoming open-world RPG features an extensive character creation system, according to the newly released footage.
Monster Hunter World Female Characters Look Great
At Tokyo Games Show 2017, Capcom showed off tons of footage of Monster Hunter World, including how its character creation system works. The feature will allow players to tweak their character’s appearance extensively, including being able to choose whether they go through the game as a male or female character.
According to the footage (all of the menu labels are in Japanese), players will be able to choose everything from their character’s skin tone to the fullness of their cheeks, and from the way the character’s eyelashes appear to the markings they can have on their face (e.g a giant scar or a line of freckles that crosses their entire face). Even a character’s facial expression can be chosen, with choices including ‘sad and on the verge of tears’ and ‘wide-eyed and curious’.
Players can also customize what their characters are wearing, in all three layers. While the ability to choose their underwear seems unnecessary, the female characters do at least avoid the dreaded ‘boob armour’ seen in many games. The thick leather chest plate, gauntlets and footwear to match should mean that Monster Hunter World‘s female lead is properly equipped for the challenge of roaming all over the land and taking down hulking beasts.
Monster Hunter World‘s character creation screen also allows players to change the background to see what their character looks like in different lighting. The full suite of options isn’t clear yet (not all hairstyles were shown, meaning that afro-textured options may be possible) but fans are already expecting to spend a lot of time just designing their protagonist when the game releases next year.
Monster Hunter World will be released on January 26, 2018 on PS4 and Xbox One. A Windows PC release is also planned.
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