Capcom has released a new trailer for Monster Hunter Generations introducing four distinct styles to customize your arsenal. Here’s a breakdown of those hunting styles 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.
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.
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.
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!
Monster Hunter Generations is due out on 3DS in Europe and North America this summer.