Capcom appears to be getting ready for something but what exactly that is we don’t know besides a recently trademarked name, Monster Hunter: World. This title was trademarked by Capcom in the US, with no hint at what system or release it could be related to. The most plausible guess is that it could be a localized version of Monster Hunter XX for 3DS and Switch. The other likely candidates for US localization would be the Monster Hunter Frontier series or the MMO, Monster Hunter Online.
There’s no definitive way to tell as it could be a brand new announcement all together, but at least it lets Monster Hunter fans know that there’s likely something to expect in the near future.
You can check out an image of the trademark filed by Capcom below.