Master 4 distinct Hunting Styles and customize your arsenal like no one else!
Catch our fresh new trailer highlighting this new feature, and a quick breakdown right below:
Aerial Style : “Death from Above” – This style gives every weapon class a short jump, called Aerial Dodge . By connecting this jump with a monster, another player or even a Barrel Bomb L, the player vaults him/herself into the air and can follow that up with devastating Jumping Attacks .
While aerial hit can lead to mounting a monster, also keep in mind this third movement dimension can be used to evade certain grounded attacks and avoid disrupting nearby teammates.
Can equip 1 Hunter Art.
Adept Style : “Deft Punisher” – With this style equipped, hunters gain Insta-Moves that require precise timing. If your weapon has a heavy shield (Lance, Gunlance, Charge Blade in Sword Mode) your Insta-Move is an Insta-Block : a quick swing of the shield that, if connects with an incoming attack, gives an opportunity for an immediate follow-up attack. Those sporting any of the other weapon types (or Charge Blade in Axe Mode) gain an Insta-Evade , which features a good number of i-frames and can either set up a powerful follow-up attack or be used to be out of harm’s way.
Can equip 1 Hunter Art.
Guild Style : “Well-honed Tradition” – This style will feel most familiar to those that played Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate , so if you’re looking to test your skills with your favorite weapon, or just and all-around solid set up, Guild Style is for you.
Can equip 2 Hunter Arts.
Striker Style : “Versatile Powerhouse” – In order to truly understand this Hunting Style, one must also understand the all-new Hunter Arts. These special moves build up as you hit monsters and can be unleashed with a single tap on the touch screen panel.
The nature of Hunter Arts can vary drastically from handy tools, like the Hunters’ Oasis , which sets up a small fountain that heals those neaby; to more powerful weapon-specific abilities, like the Gunlance’s Blast Dash , which does exactly what it sounds like: uses a blast from the Gunlance to push you forward. It goes really far, fast and can be followed up with an overhead slam – counts a Jumping Attack too!
These were just 2 examples. In the full game, you’ll be able to unlock 10 Hunter Arts that work with every weapon type and 3 weapon-specific Hunter Arts.
Now that we’ve covered Hunter Arts, imagine what kinds of setups you can build if you could equip 3 Hunter Arts… that’s where Striker Style comes in. =)
Monster Hunter Generations will be availabe on the Nintendo 3DS this summer, which is rapidly approaching, so start thinking: which style will you focus on? Or will you attempt to master all 4?