We also got a taste of what Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has to offer!
Iceborne, the first big expansion to Capcom’s worldwide hit, Monster Hunter: World, finally has a release date. The expansion heads to PS4 and Xbox One on September 6th and this winter on PC/Steam. Although, we also got heaps of new info thanks to the new trailer.
Before all the juicy tidbits, Capcom is preparing a nice bundle for those who do not own the game yet, called Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition (for the PS4 and Xbox One). Basically, you’re getting the base game and the Iceborne expansion for $59.99 (~Php 3,134). There’s also a Deluxe version of this (for North America only, sadly) priced at $79.99 (~Php 4,179) which includes a steelbook and a cosmetic DLC (Iceborne Deluxe Kit).
Digital loving folks aren’t left out as there is a Digital version for $39.99 (~Php 2,089) and a deluxe one for $49.99 (~Php 2,611), which has the expansion and the cosmetic DLC mentioned earlier. The master edition will also have digital versions. The pre-order bonus includes a Yukumo layered armor set, the iconic gear of MH3. Right then, onto the juicy parts.
First up, we’ll be getting a whole new story arc, with events right after the ending of the base game. This new story arc also introduces a new area, the Hoarfrost Reach. It’s set to be the largest region of Monster Hunter: World so far. Of course, with a new environment comes new monsters. Although that’s not all, there’ll also be monsters returning to the scene. The star of the show is the elder dragon Velkhana, looking all icy and menacing.
Joining Velkhana as new monsters are Banbaro and Beotodus. Nargacuga is also making its first appearance in the game. To face these new threats we are given a new tool and a tweak to our Slinger. The new tool we’re getting is the Clutch Claw, which allows players to grapple onto monsters. The Slinger, will now be usable while weapons are drawn, allowing for interesting new opportunities. We’ll talk more about those new baddies in a separate article, along with a detailed explanation of the new additions.
Capcom also cleverly teased something very interesting at the end of their stream. As the release date was popping up we hear a very distinct and familiar roar — that Tigrex Scream, along with the classic sound wave effect. We can only hope Capcom reveals more info in the coming days if they will be bringing Tigrex to MHW. That’s it for now, be sure to check out our other article that will dive deeper into this reveal. You can check out the gameplay trailer here, as well as the entire stream here.