Hunters around the globe can prance in joy! Capcom has announced Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, a massive expansion for the highly-acclaimed more than 10 million unit-selling Monster Hunter: World.
The new content will be available for download in autumn 2019 for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, with more details on the PC release to be shared in future announcements.
The content-rich Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will feature new quest ranks, locales, monsters, moves and gear in addition to a full narrative experience that continues on from the ending of Monster Hunter: World.
The Monster Hunter: World base game is required for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and is currently available across consoles and PC. More information on the expansion will be shared next spring.
In addition, there is plenty of exciting content for current players of Monster Hunter: World 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. Unique quests will 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. More on that here 😉
In the meantime, 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. This time, however, 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 the team has announced 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.
For players who have not yet tried Monster Hunter: World (this is for me), a free Trial Version of the base game will be available on the PlayStation 4 system and Xbox One starting December 12th at 00.00 UCT through December 17th a11:59 pm UCT. Offering a hefty preview, the Trial Version allows new players to experience quests up to the 3-star level and online multiplayer up to Hunter Rank 4.
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.
I myself will definitely try out Monster Hunter: World when it becomes available with the free trial and if anyone has any tips for a first-time monster hunter let me know 🙂