Today Capcom released a new batch of screenshots, artwork, a trailer, and a developer diary video of the upcoming Monster Hunter: World expansion Iceborne.
First of all, we take a look at Glavenus on top of monster subspecies, which are variations of existing monsters.
“The latest trailer provides a peek at just two of the ferocious variants that await: the electrifying brute wyvern Fulgur Anjanath channels lightning instead of fire and the fanged wyvern Ebony Odogaron is more vicious than ever with a wider attack range and dragon elemental.
In addition to these fearsome subspecies, the fiery Glavenus, whose distinguishable roar was teased in the previous story trailer, wields its sword-like tail to wipe out hunters with its trademark sweep attack.”
We also get to see more of Seliana, the new gathering hub that will come with Iceborne:
“As part of the cozy new Seliana home base in Hoarfrost Reach, a streamlined Gathering Hub offers a warm welcome for hunting parties with more centralized facilities and features. Built around an interactive hot spring, hunters and Palicoes can conveniently manage all the pre-hunt necessities in close proximity such as the Smithy to craft gear, resource center to manage bounties or botanical research to harvest items.
“My Room” is also accessible and features new personalization options such as furniture, décor, and colors, with a post-launch update planned to allow other players to visit each other’s spaces.”
Last, but definitely not least, we get to hear about gameplay features coming with the expansion. You can read what it’s all about below directly from the press release.
“Further gameplay options offer additional flexibility for multiplayer hunting parties. A series-first scaling balanced difficulty which will adapt for a two-player team if others have dropped out or if a duo sets out to tackle a quest with their Palicoes in tow.
The furry sidekicks will also get upgraded gadgets and new options such as theShieldspire Stooge, a mobile decoy that draws a monster’s attention away from the player, the Meowcano, a giant jar that shoots out fireballs at enemies, and an enhanced Vigorwasp that can revive players immediately back into battle if they faint.
New Squad Cards featuring info on the respective team can be sent to invite others to join the group, similar to how Guild Cards for each hunter can be traded individually. Sub-leaders have been added for Squad teams and can share duties on recruiting and accepting team requests.”
You can enjoy the assets below.
Monster Hunter: World Iceborne will be released worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6.
The Steam version will be released in the winter, so the gap between launches on consoles and PC won’t be as long as it has been for the main game.