Capcom has released the Gamescom 2019 trailer for the upcoming Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion.
Featured above, the new trailer shows off more of the game’s returning monsters, as well as the new Elder Dragon, Velkhana. More options will be available to players for progressing through the base game, as well as returning hunters.
Here’s some new screenshots:
Here’s a developer diary a well:
Here’s the new details:
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will include a multitude of new monsters and subspecies for hunters to challenge, and today, two more have been confirmed to join the upcoming massive expansion’s lineup. The brute wyvern Brachydios is a returning fan-favorite known for its explosive slime attacks, while Namielle, a mysterious all-new Elder Dragon, unleashes powerful water-based attacks. More details about the new flagship monster Velkhana have also emerged. This Elder Dragon’s icy breath can cause frozen pillars to form on the battlefield, which hunters can use to create exciting opportunities for new hunting strategies.
A free Guardian Armor set will be provided to all hunters, both Monster Hunter: World and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, as part of an upcoming title update on September 4 in time for the launch of the expansion. This upgradable armor set offers increased defense and skills that help hunters survive in the New World. The buffed armor can be equipped from the beginning of the World game, and is especially geared towards newer hunters to help them progress through the main story.
Another gameplay feature new to the series and on offer for all players is Hunter Helper, which focuses on Low Rank and High Rank player assistance by creating a further incentive for the community to help fellow hunters. Helpful players will get rewarded with exclusive in-game Pendants and Trophies for assisting other hunters in ranks below their own.
Monster Hunter World’s Iceborne expansion launches September 9th, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a January 2020 release for Windows PC (via Steam).
Monster Hunter World is currently available for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you can find our review for the game here. We highly recommend it! In fact we liked it so much, we named it our game of the year for 2018!