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Monster Hunter Online

Monster Hunter Online is a fantasy themed action game where players use a variety of large weapons to defeat even more massive creatures. It is the first PC release for the popular series and features many familiar monsters, weapons, and gameplay elements.

Publisher: Tencent
Playerbase: TBD
Type: MMO
Release Date: April 21, 2015 (Chinese Closed Beta)
Pros: +Brings the classic Monster Hunter formula to the PC. +Large variety of weapons, monsters, and skills. +Great visuals powered by CryEngine.
Cons: -Currently only available in China. -Gameplay mechanics based on earlier entries in the franchise.



Monster Hunter Online Overview

Monster Hunter Online is a special entry in the long running and widely successful Monster Hunter franchise. It is the first title in the series not developed entirely by Capcom but instead with collaboration with the Chinese company Tencent. The game was developed specifically for the Chinese market but has attracted interest from fans across the world.

Monster Hunter Online Key Features:

  • On the PC Platform – the first Monster Hunter game available for the PC platform.
  • Great Visuals and Effects – MHO is powered by CryEngine 3 which allows for high quality graphics.
  • Fight Massive Monsters – hunt dozens of massive beasts including many favorites from previous titles.
  • Multiple Weapon Styles – Many weapon types, each with different playstyles. Weapons include: sword & shield, great sword, long sword, hammer, bowgun, and bow.
  • Free to Play – unlike its console counterparts, Monster Hunter Online is free to download and play!

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Monster Hunter Online Links

Monster Hunter Online Official Site [China]
Monster Hunter Online Wikia [Database/Guides]
Monster Hunter Online Facebook

System Requirements

Monster Hunter Online System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 512 MB
Hard Disk Space: 15 GB

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
CPU: Intel Core i3 2.4 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 970
Video Card: GeForce GTX 760 / Radeon 7950 or better
Hard Disk Space: 15 GB

Monster Hunter Online system requirements based on published specs for official benchmarking tool released by Tencent Games, Crytek, and Nvidia.


Monster Hunter Online Music & Soundtrack

Additional Info

Monster Hunter Online Additional Information

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Tencent

Game Engine: CryEngine 3

Closed Beta Date: April 21, 2015 (China)

Western Release: TBA

Development History / Background:

Monster Hunter Online is the first game in the popular series to be released for the PC platform. The game was developed specifically for the Chinese market where console penetration is low. No official statement has been issued yet regarding an International release, but several rumors have stated that Monster Hunter Online will make an eventual appearance outside China.