Monster Hunter: World Trailer Features Its Furry Palico Companions

Unlike a real cat, these guys will actually love you.


In a cuddly twist of fate, Monster Hunter: World's latest trailer shifts its eyes away from the scaly beasts of New World and onto friendlier, more familiar faces: the title's feline companions, palicos.

Palicos are not new characters within the Monster Hunter universe, but returning ones. Aside from being the perfect monster-hunting assistants, these felines are fully customizable from the color of their coats, shape of their eyes and ears, and the clothes on their backs. These useful little guys will help you out in the wilds by carting you back after a battle gone awry, and prepare you lots of absurdly beautiful meals.

If you just can't wait and need some MonHun right meow, a second beta is coming to PS4 on December 22. This second-wind will wrap up on December 26, and you won't have to have PlayStation Plus to get in this time. Those who participated in the first beta won't have to redownload the client either.

Monster Hunter: World will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 26. And to make the deal a little sweeter, Capcom has already confirmed the title will be getting some free DLC from player gear to new monsters. You can read more about the game in our Monster Hunter World review.

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