During a livestream from Japan today, Capcom has announced new details about the upcoming Monster Hunter: World. The game is due to release on Playstation 4 and Xbox One on January 26, with a PC release coming later this year. A key part of the stream was revealing a new trailer that featured both new, and returning, Elder Dragons.
The company also released a press statement offering more details on these monsters that you will be hunting.
The steel dragon Kushala Daora is a beast with a body covered in metal plates and has the power to keep hunters at bay by generating wind storms around itself. The flame king dragon Teostra is a brutal fiend that spits blazing fire and any hunter who faces this fierce and deadly monster is in danger of being engulfed in a hellish inferno. Another monster introduced in the trailer is Dodogama, a rock-eating wyvern that possesses a unique saliva that causes rock to become explosive, a hazardous mix it will spit at its foes to warn off attackers.
Capcom also gave details about a final beta test that is planned for all Playstation 4 users. It will begin in North America on January 18 and run until January 22. A new monster quest will also be added to this beta, featuring the “terrifying and challenging” monster Nergigante.
Finally, the company talked about their plans for post release support, including both DLC and regular free content updates. The first update will arrive in Spring 2018 and include fan-favorite monster Deviljho.
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