Included Weapons and Content*
This post has been updated to reflect accurate information.
The initial rumor of Monster Hunter World was there were going to be a limited amount of weapons and content included. Normally with a reboot/refresh game; IE Monster Hunter 4 and Monster Hunter Tri, this is in fact true. Engine has been reworked for newer hardware, improved animations, new monsters/models, and new weapons. While this seemed likely after watching the reveal trailer, this may not be the case.
During an interview with Ryozo Tsujimoto, after the Sony E3 conference, he confirmed that "All 14 weapons" will be included in Monster Hunter World.
Here the list of all 14 weapons from previous series entries.
- Great Sword
- Long Sword
- Sword & Shield
- Dual Blades
- Hunting Horn
- Switch Axe
- Insect Glaive
- Charge Blade
- Light Bowgun
- Heavy Bowgun
Capcom did confirm Palicoes\Felynes are in Monster Hunter World, but also stated the Prowler weapon will not, and also the Tonfas from Monster Hunter Frontier.
Now, with all that being said, 14 weapons, that's big arsenal. The game will definitely need to contain a decent sized Monster list to support all of this weaponry. Capcom has stated that they will not be revealing any other monsters from the game at this time.
Not talking about monsters just yet.— Yuri Araujo (@dubindoh) June 14, 2017