- Lao-Shan Lung is an Elder Dragon that was first introduced in the original Monster Hunter
- hasn’t been seen since Monster Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
- Fortress map is returning
- new Sub-Quest (Rank: ★7) featuring the Rathian, which allows you to get materials to create special equipment.
- third wave of Monster Hunter Spirits 2: Triple Soul collaboration content:
Quest #1: January 12th and January 19th
Quest #2: January 13th and January 20th
Quest #3: January 14th and January 21st
Quest #4: January 15th and January 22nd
Quest #5: January 16th and January 23rd
Quest #6: January 17th and January 24th
Quest #7: January 18th and January 25th
Quest: Secret Nibelsnarf Hunt
Objective: Hunt a Hyper Nibelsnarf
Quest: Absolute Power
Objective: Hunt a Hyper Tigrex
Quest: Picturesque Encounter
Objective: Hunt a Hyper Zinogre
Quest: How It’s Done
Objective: Hunt a Hyper Agnaktor, a Hyper Lavasioth, and a Hyper Brachydios
Quest: Raging Twins
Objective: Hunt 2 Furious Rajang
Quest: Unbridled Rage
Objective: Hunt 2 Savage Deviljho
Quest: Insanity and Destruction
Objective: Hunt a Savage Deviljho and a Furious Rajang
Quest: The Best of the Best
Objective: Hunt a Nargacuga, a Tigrex, a Silver Rathalos, a Gold Rathian and a Zinogre
Quest: The Greatest Hunter
Objective: Hunt a Rathalos, a Zinogre, a Brachydios, and a Savage Deviljho
Quest: The Five Kings of Destruction
Objective: Hunt a Hyper Gammoth, a Hyper Astalos, a Hyper Mizutsune, a Hyper Glavenus, and a Hyper Deviljho
Quest: Silver and Gold
Objective: Hunt a Hyper Silver Rathalos and a Hyper Gold Rathian
Quest: The White God Returns
Objective: Slay an Ukanlos
Quest: Harbinger of Death
Objective: Slay a Nakarkos
Quest: Event: Endurance Quest 4
Objective: Slay a Gammoth, a Mizutsune, a Glavenus, and an Astalos
Quest: Event: Endurance Quest 5
Objective: (Prowler) Slay a Velocidrome, an Arzuros, and a Yian Kut-Ku
15 Guild Card Titles
1 Guild Card Background
Mathijs de Jonge (Guerrilla Games / Horizon Zero Dawn)
5. Monster Hunter Generations – This is a game I come back to regularly. It feels very complete in terms of options and content, and it’s good to see that the series was made more accessible without affecting the core Monster Hunter gameplay.
Neil Druckmann (Naughty Dog / The Last of Us)
3. Super Mario Run – Nintendo simplified Mario down to one mechanic, jump, while still retaining much of the depth of its 2D predecessors. Once I started I couldn’t stop playing until I had all the secret coins on each level.
Kazuyuki Hoshino (Sega / Sonic the Hedgehog)
2.Pokémon Go – I played this SO much in the summer.
4. Lego Dimensions – My sons are big fans of building Legos and I love the character design.
Kazutoki Kono (Project Aces / Ace Combat)
4. Pokémon Go – People are searching for Pokemon at all times in all places. This game changed the world.
Drew McCoy (Respawn Entertainment / Titanfall)
3. Pokémon Go – Not much “game” to play here, per se, but there’s tons to love about my time playing it as I look back on the summer and fall walking around with my wife and kids catching Pokémon in as many new and interesting places as possible. I’m still upset they all happily caught Mr. Mime in Switzerland while my phone was dead and could only stand by to watch!
Yoshinori Ono (Capcom / Street Fighter)
5. Pokémon Sun & Moon – This title is almost mandatory to play. I’m currently playing both Pokemon Go and Sun/Moon in parallel.
Arthur Parsons (TT Games / Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
3. Pokémon Go – Many people may scoff when I write Pokémon Go, however it was a special game in 2016 for me for different reasons to those that people may think. It is a game that came out and managed to bring my entire family together. All of a sudden the kids were asking if they could take the dogs on a walk, asking if we could all go for a walk out in the forest, asking if we could spend time together, in the outside!!! Unbelievable! So yes bizarrely we spent many an hour trekking around the countryside catching Pokémon, laughing and joking, and having fun. So Pokémon Go has to come on my list purely on the basis that intentionally or not it made us all venture outside together in a shared interest, and even made us take the odd midnight Poke-walk in the forest! Kudos!
Tommy Refenes (Team Meat / Super Meat Boy)
4. Pokémon Go (before they ruined it) – When Pokemon Go first came out my wife and I would walk around and catch Pokemon and it was awesome. Then they changed a bunch of stuff and now it sorta blows because I can’t get PokeStops anymore while riding in the car so I can’t catch Pokemon. I swear they just need to lawyer up and stop trying to make the game “safe” for everyone in every circumstance. I can snapchat while I drive, why can’t I get PokeStops while I’m riding in a car?
Harvey Smith (Arkane Studios / Dishonored)
4. Pokémon Go – Despite the problems, both technical and conceptual, I love this little game for its global nature. I’ve caught Pokemon in L.A. and London, but also in Zatec, Czech Republic. And it really provided us with one of the few non-horrifying cultural moments of 2016.
Hajime Tabata (Square Enix / Final Fantasy XV)
3. Pokémon Go
Tim Willits (id Software / Doom)
4. Pokémon Go – I admit I don’t have this game on my iPhone, but all three of my kids do. Spending time with my kids driving around looking for Pokemon has been a lot of fun for me and a great father / kid experience. One day we drove around the Texas State Fair grounds with the top down on the car trying to hatch eggs and hunt for Pokemon –great memories. Games that can deliver experiences like that deserve to be on any top 5.