Monster Hunter Generations was the last mainline game in the franchise, while Monster Hunter Stories - which launches in Japan soon - is considered a spin-off. The new Monster Hunter will form part of Capcom's big AAA push, alongside Dead Rising 4 and Resident Evil 7.
Capcom once again confirmed that they will be introducing a new Monster Hunter title (That isn't Generations/Stories pic.twitter.com/LCVovaS722— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) September 12, 2016
That Capcom is working on a new Monster Hunter game is hardly a shock - it's one of the firm's biggest series, after all - but the question is which platform it will come to.
Given that recent entries have been 3DS exclusives it's perhaps not unreasonable to expect that Monster Hunter 5 - if that is indeed what it will be called - could be an Nintendo NX title, especially if the rumours are correct and the system has a strong portable focus.
While Monster Hunter began life as a home console release on the PlayStation 2, it has found more commercial success as a portable game on systems like the PSP and 3DS.