I guess the parts where you can actually cut off tails and parts of larger monsters now might strike people as more Monster Hunter-ish. There's also actual third person aiming for range weapons now. And there are giant mechs (YES!!!) you can control, and transform into vehicles.
It's interesting how they're going with Swano, who's a popular anime composer, instead of Mitsuda though. Considering they got Tanaka back as a character designer, I wonder if Mitsuda turned them down...
Looked amazing!!!!! If it's open world it might be as open as Xenoblade was just on a grander scale. Which is what I want. Now we need a name and a release date. Monolith Soft has been working on this for what two years now? Just to be safe I expect we might get a date in 2014 for a release that year. I just hope there is a world wide release.
The line has been drawn by Monolith Soft. Your move Retro Studios.