Think of yourself as a Hunter? You know, a proper Hunter? You’ll no doubt be hugely interested in what Capcom are preparing to serve up with Monster Hunter World: Iceborne on Xbox One and PS4, and a The Witcher 3 collaboration.
A massive expansion for the record breaking action RPG that is Monster Hunter World, Iceborne is set to hit Xbox One and PS4 in the Autumn of 2019. Details surrounding the PC version will be coming a little further down the line.
After selling more than 10 million units, it’s time for the monster hunting to be taken to the next level with Iceborne, and the content-rich Monster Hunter World: Iceborne on Xbox One and PS4 will let us do just that. Featuring new quest ranks, locales, monsters, moves and gear, all in addition to a full narrative experience that continues on from the ending of Monster Hunter: World, Iceborne looks to be quite the expansion. More details surrounding it will be revealed in the Spring of 2019, but for now, the following teaser trailer should set things up nicely.
In addition to the Iceborne announcement though and there is plenty of other exciting content opportunities coming for current players to look forward to soon. Capcom is working on a special collaboration with CD PROJEKT RED to bring professional monster hunter Geralt from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt into the New World early next year. This will see the introduction of unique quests which offer a brand-new type of gameplay that blends the immersive RPG experience of The Witcher 3 with Monster Hunter: World. The voice actors for Geralt have also contributed newly recorded dialogue to further enhance this collaboration.
Meanwhile, the Kulve Taroth Siege, a special event quest which allows up to 16 players in groups of four each to team up towards a common goal, will return on December 20th 2018. This time a tougher Arch Tempered version of this colossal monster which yields more powerful rewards awaits hunters. As another special thank you to hunters around the world, to mark a year since Monster Hunter: World launched Capcom would also like to announce The Appreciation Fest, coming up on the anniversary of the game’s release in January 2019. The Appreciation Fest will include a newly decorated Gathering Hub, special equipment that can be obtained in brand new quests and a slew of new anniversary quests for everyone.
If you have not yet played Monster Hunter: World then you don’t know what you are missing. Our full review of Monster Hunter: World on Xbox One is right here, however those wishing to give it a little shot, risk-free, will find that a free Trial Version of the base game will be available on Xbox One and PS4 between December 12th-17th 2018. This will provide plenty of opportunity to try out a variety of quests, craft and upgrade equipment, and join in on the game’s trademark cooperative multiplayer action with existing owners of the game. In addition, any saved progress transfers over to the main game, so new players are encouraged to start their hunting journey.
Basically put though, if you want to gear up and try to take down larger than life monsters in a variety of vast, living, breathing ecosystems, either solo or with up to three other hunters via online co-op, then Monster Hunter World is for you!