Capcom has outlined a new story expansion for Monster: Hunter World, and an upcoming The Witcher 3 collaboration.
Capcom has announced that Iceborne – a big new content expansion for Monster Hunter: World – will be released in autumn 2019. In addition, Capcom is also working with CD Projekt Red to bring the character of Geralt, from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, to the game in early 2019.
Iceborne will initially be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game. The expansion – which will continue the story from end of Monster Hunter: World – will include new quest ranks, monsters, regions, moves, and gear. Capcom say that details of the PC release will be confirmed at a later date.
The CD Projekt Red collaboration promises a brand-new type of gameplay experience that blends the mechanics of both games. It will also include new dialogue from the cast of The Witcher 3.
Before then, a new special event quest – the Kulve Taroth Siege – will come to the game on December 20, 2018. The quest will allow up to 16 players to team up in groups of four to tackle a tougher, Arch Tempered version of the monster. In January 2019, the first anniversary of the game will be marked with The Appreciation Fest . Content includes a re-decorated Gathering Hub, special equipment, and some new quests.
A free trial of Monster Hunter: World will also be available from December 12-17, 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will include single-player quests up to 3-star level, and online multiplayer quests up to Hunter Rank 4. All progress can be transferred over to the full game, which is discounted for a limited time on the PlayStation and Xbox digital game stores.
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