Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Will Release With A New Edition Of The Game

Releasing on September 6 for PS4 and Xbox One, Iceborne includes several new upgrades to the game.

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The enormous scale of Monster Hunter World is set to grow even bigger this year with the release of Iceborne. Releasing on September 6 for the PS4 and Xbox One, with the PC release coming later this winter, you'll be able to explore the new region of Hoarfrost Reach, revealing new challenges and gear to craft. Though this new expansion is intended for new players, Capcom has plans to make its launch a great entry point for new players. To celebrate the launch of Monster Hunter World's expansion, players who haven't had the chance to dive into the game will be able to purchase the Master Edition of the game, which features all existing content along with the Iceborne expansion. At launch, this edition of the game will cost $60.

During Capcom's Monster Hunter livestream, the developer detailed what to expect from Iceborne, and how much there is to find in the new expansion. For fans who've already spent hundreds of hours hunting and crafting new gear, you'll be able to buy the expansion separately for $40 MSRP. There's also a special deluxe edition of Iceborne, which includes special items and gear, including a new Yukumo armor set and additional items for your hunter.

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Iceborne features a massive amount of new content to uncover. In addition to new challenges to tackle, there's also a suite of new upgrades and gadgets to use, including a new grappling hook and modifiers to existing gear. Moreover, there's also a suite of new monsters to battle, such as the brute wyvern Banbaro and the new elite monster Velkana.

In our review of 2018's Monster Hunter World, Ginny Woo gave the game a 9/10 and stated:

"Ever since the title was first announced, it was clear that Capcom was gunning for something grander than Monster Hunter Generations. It has succeeded, and this is likely the biggest and best that the franchise has ever been. It's not just the comparative depth of the narrative; it also boasts almost seamless integration between combat systems that were previously incomprehensible for amateurs. The Monster Hunter formula has definitely honed its claws, and all the above factors play their part in making Monster Hunter World a meaningful evolution for the series at large."

Be sure to check out our more detailed breakdown of Iceborne following Capcom's livestream, along with some of the highlights from Sony's recent State Of Play.

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"Though this new expansion is intended for new players".... I thought expansions are for current players mostly?

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Paragraph 3: "Moreover, there's also a suite of new monsters to battle, such as the brute wyvern Banbaro and the new elite monster Velkana."

Should read "Valkhana", according to the video.

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For what i saw, it looks like there's a lot of reskins with some new attack patterns, if they are going to charge $40 for it, i hope to see new original monsters with diverse fight mechanics.

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MH4ultimate has The g rank and more for 39.99$. That DLC expansion better BE MASSIVE to make me paid 100$ for a full MH Game.

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I might actually buy another physical copy plus there is a chance it could come early in the post.

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Cannot wait for this game. Hope they double the monster roster! Cannot wait the rebranded G rank "Master Rank" in iceborne! hope we get more Behemoth equivalent fights too, crazy good time with friends strategizing how to tackle Extreme behemoth with dedicated roles

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It better be a "G Rank" type of upgrade in monsters and content.

The base game is good, but ~30 monsters is pathetic when Monster Hunter Generations on Switch has over 100 large monsters to fight.

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@neurogia: Generations is a 240p game and the last one of the fourth generation while World is a AAA game and the very beginning of a new generation. Your comparison is dumb.

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@erhre: Generations Ultimate kicks the shit out of World, hands down.

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@neurogia: MH4U has more, i think.

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This is usually the part where I complain about the DLC prices, but Monster Hunter games are loaded with content, and world in particular is excellent in so many ways, so this is probably one of those times when it's justified.

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@Barighm: you can justify capcom using a new ENGINE and not reusing previous assets but it was alredy prooven than many monster shared the same SKELETON!!!, if this expansion don't have atleast 30 MONSTER i won't recommend paying 39.99 for just 5 monster and 1 new map.

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