The next game in the Monster Hunter franchise has seemingly leaked via Discord.
In a now-deleted tweet, user @neonaga99 pointed out that by experimenting with Discord’s backend while using the developer-mode build of the platform, it was possible to activate some placeholder events scheduled for later in the year.
While these were mostly blank, one of them invited players to claim a code for ‘Monster Hunter Paradise’, seemingly confirming the title of the next game in the series.
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Redeeming the code doesn’t actually do anything, yet, but it does offer players an Xbox, PlayStation or PC code, seemingly confirming the platforms that the game is planned for. It also isn’t clear if the code is for Beta access, extra content, or something else.
The next mainline game in the series, and the sequel to Monster Hunter World, has been expected for some time after it appeared as part of the significant Capcom leak, under the name Monster Hunter 6.
It’s unlikely that this entry will come to Nintendo Switch, outside of a cloud version. Capcom has previously shut down the prospect of Monster Hunter World coming to Nintendo Switch, due to its graphical intensity.
However, the Nintendo Switch does have its own Monster Hunter series, Monster Hunter Rise, which recently received a large expansion, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.
VGC’s Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak review said: “The original Monster Hunter Rise is an absolutely fantastic game, so for this expansion to be just more would have been fine, but Sunbreak feels like it earns its price tag and then some.
“The barometer of good Monster Hunter content is if you want to run the same fights over and over to deck out your character in the entrails of the most horrific flying beast you’ve ever seen, and after only a few hours with Sunbreak, we could feel the addiction creeping back.
“Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is an excellent expansion that will please those Hunters desperate for something new, just make sure you’re prepared, or you’ll quickly be rather sick of the sight of a group of Palicos hauling your lifeless body up the road.”