We will get to see all sorts of information about the upcoming Monster Hunter World: Iceborne at this years E3, but until then we have a new story trailer to keep us entertained.
The new expansion is supposedly going to be of similar size to the original game, meaning an absolute mountain of content for players to enjoy. We also received some story details about the upcoming expansion as well.
Picking up from the end of the storyline in Monster Hunter: World, Iceborne has players joining forces with the Research Commission once again to explore the undiscovered new land of Hoarfrost Reach, which will be the largest map in the game. Following an unusual sighting of Legiana from the Ancient Forest, the team journeys across the waters to a new locale with a frigid climate covered in snow and ice. As pioneers, the group soon sets up a new base camp in Hoarfrost Reach called Seliana, which serves as a warm haven with resources to prepare them for the challenging quests that await. A peek at the cozy new HQ can be seen in the latest trailer.
On the actual Monster front, the Tigrex will be returning, which a lot of players will know from previous Monster Hunter games. The Shrieking Legiana, a newly discovered extreme variant of the Legiana from Monster Hunter: World will also be doing it’s best to bring bodily harm to hunters.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will be available to play in the demo for at E3, with featuring three different quests, all 14 weapon types and brand-new gameplay options such as new weapon combos and features, and Clutch Claw function for the Slinger. As such, if you are making your way to E3, you can be one of the very first to get to experience the new content.
You will need to own the Monster Hunter World base game to run the expansion, so if you haven’t played the game yet now might just be a great time to get stuck into the monster hunting on offer. You will need to have completed the main story through Rank 16 to access the new Iceborne story and quests.
For existing owners, the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion is available as digital DLC for $39.99 / €39.99. A Digital Deluxe version including both the expansion and a Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Deluxe Kit DLC of cosmetic items is $49.99 / €49.99. For newcomers, the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition containing both the main game and the Iceborne expansion is available to preorder at retail and will be available for purchase digitally at launch for $59.99 / €59.99.