Ahead of E3 2019, Capcom has released a new story trailer and several screenshots from Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Several of these images also show off Tigrex, which is a returning monster and one that we heard at the end of the first Monster Hunter World: Iceborne trailer.
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.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will introduce new monsters as well as returning series favorites. Tigrex, a frenetic creature familiar to fans of past Monster Hunter titles, joins Iceborne with its powerful roar and unpredictable moves sure to keep hunters on their toes. Shrieking Legiana, a newly discovered extreme variant of Legiana from Monster Hunter: World, is covered in a white frost which it uses to freeze the air around it and ferociously attack hunters.
In addition to the trailer and screenshots, Capcom has also stated that everyone attending E3 will be able to get some hands-on with the expansion. Just one more reason why I’m so frustrated I didn’t go this year. Expect to see tons of footage and impressions throughout and after the event.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne releases on September 6th, 2019, for PS4 and Xbox One. A PC version is also planned but will be released later in the Winter. Meaning, PC gamers might not see the expansion until Q1 2020.