Melissa Buranen from Bit Cultures writes:
"As with most Monster Hunter games, you start out as a new hunter. You are set in Val Habar needing to prove yourself to the Hunter’s Guild and Caravaneer. That is the start of the game’s story. The story aspect of the game is in the background for the most part. The story will be the guiding tool for how to expand the world. Val Habar is not the only village to travel to. As quests and tasks are completed, there will be a total of 7 villages. Each has their own layout and style and gives access to different tools."