Monster Hunter World PC Release Date Leaked Ahead of Official Announcement

The Monster Hunter World PC release date was meant to be officially announced later today. However, it seems that Steam has beaten developer Capcom to the punch. The official Steam page for the game has already launched ahead of its supposed official announcement. It turns out that the game will be releasing on August 10, 2018. That release date means that the PC version of the game will arrive less than a year from its original release date of January 26 for the PS4 and Xbox One.

It looks like PC players can already pre-purchase or pre-order the game before its eventual arrival next month. Two versions of the game are available: the Standard Edition and the Digital Deluxe Edition. Pre-ordering Monster Hunter World will grant players the Origin Set armor and the Fair Wind Charm, equipment which will certainly give a little boost to anyone’s early game. Meanwhile, the Digital Deluxe Edition includes the Samurai Set, as well as several gestures, stickers, a face paint and a hairstyle.

The PC version of Monster Hunter World has been highly anticipated by fans of the game. It has been incredibly successful on consoles, as the game managed to become the best-selling title in the history of Capcom’s 39 years of operating in the games industry. That’s an impressive feat, especially for a game that was considered niche outside of Japan until recently. In March 2018, it had already sold a whopping 7.5 million units worldwide, which is a huge milestone for the franchise and company.

Monster Hunter World has also collaborated with many of Capcom’s other game franchises. That includes Devil May Cry, Street Fighter, and Mega Man. However, Capcom seems to be playing nice with other companies as well, as it was recently confirmed that Square Enix’s MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV will be crossing over with Monster Hunter World.