Capcom Might Let Monster Hunter Players Redesign Their Characters If There Is Fan Demand

Now that Monster Hunter World is out and seemingly quite successful, millions of players have gone through the character creator and made their own hunter. Capcom, however, is thinking about whether people should be able to remake those designs after they've started the game.

There has been a rash of players who have created their hunters only to be surprised at the result in the game. When Game Watch Impress brought this up to producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, it seems like the idea was not one he had considered.

"You can’t redo it, but when making a character you can check their expressions, so you might want to do that first while making a character," Tsujimoto said in an interview translated by Gematsu. "However, if there’s enough demand for it then I’ll put it under consideration."

Since the game's release on Friday, some Japanese players have been complaining online that they have spent significant time in the character creator but the actual facial animations and lighting in the game are not well represented in the character creator itself.

Monster Hunter World is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC version planned for Autumn of this year. You can read our review of the game here, where Dan Tack calls World "the best game in the series."

[Source: Game Watch Impress via Gematsu]


Our Take
I usually just keep my helmet on, but yeah, the faces can look really weird when animated. Players should be able to change their character design or sex whenever they want to, so it's strange that the game lacked these things in the first place. Hopefully they hear demand and either patch it in or add it in an inevitable update.

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