Following the successful year for Monster Hunter World, Capcom announced today of a new expansion titled Iceborne that is scheduled for release sometime in Fall 2019.
The upcoming expansion is said to feature new quest ranks, locales, monsters, moves and gear in addition to full narrative experience that continues on from the ending of Monster Hunter: World.
To access the upcoming expansion, the base game, Monster Hunter: World, is required. More information on the expansion will be released sometime in Spring 2019.
In addition, Capcom also announced that The Witcher cross over is coming pretty 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.
For those who have not played the game yet, there will be a Monster Hunter: World Trial version that will be released on PS4 and Xbox One starting tomorrow, December 11 at 4PM PST through December 17 at 3:59PM PST. The Trial version will allow new players to experience quests up to the 3-star level and online multiplayer up to Hunter Rank 4. This trial 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 highly encourage to start their hunting journey,
In Monster Hunter: World, players take on 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, complete with drop-in functionality, a first for the series. The story follows the journey of the elder dragons as they begin their once a decade migration across the sea to a land known as the New World in an event referred to by inhabitants as the Elder Crossing. As part of the Guild’s Research Commission, players must embark on a grand journey to this massive, mysterious land and uncover the secrets behind this phenomenon. The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion will build upon this story when it releases in autumn 2019 for PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One. For all the title updates revealed today, including the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion, Capcom is planning to develop PC versions as well, and will share more on the availability in future announcements.
Monster Hunter: World is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.