Taking on the role of a hunter, players are tasked with going on a research expedition to a newly discovered continent known only as “new world”. -Living and breathing ecosystem: Utilize the surrounding environment and wildlife to your advantage. -Online drop-in multiplayer: When the battle is too daunting to take on single-handedly, hail up to three other hunters to assist during quests. -Hunt to craft new gear: Defeat monsters and collect loot from fallen foes to craft equipment and weapons styled after the monster that have been slain. -Master the beast: A variety of ferocious creatures inhabit the new world landscape including the series mainstay Rathalos and the all new Anjanath.