The day after “Monster Hunter World” won Best RPG at the “Gamer’s Choice Awards,” the company announced “Monster Hunter World: Iceborne”. This will be an all-new expansion for the game, which has already sold over 10M units.
The new content will be available for download in “autumn 2019” for the PS4 and the Xbox One. As usual, “more details on the PC release” will be announced at a later date. If you play on PC, you’re probably accustomed to waiting for things by now. “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. The Monster Hunter: World base game is required for the expansion and is currently available across consoles and PC. Capcom will announce more information on the expansion next spring.
Capcom did put together a quick teaser trailer for the new content, fans of the game can watch that trailer below.
Capcom also announced a special collaboration with CD PROJEKT RED to bring professional monster hunter Geralt from The Witcher franchise 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.
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 we’d 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.
The developers made a quick preview of the Witcher addition, that video is below.
For players who have not yet tried Monster Hunter: World, a free Trial Version of the base game will be available on PS4 and Xbox One starting tomorrow, December 11th through December 17th. 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.