Sony Reveals Special-Edition PS4 Pro Bundle Themed Around Monster Hunter World
The Glacier White system also gets a standalone release.
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Monster Hunter fans in the United States won't have to resort to importing if they want their PlayStation 4 to herald their love of the series. The new special-edition version of the PS4 Pro is officially coming to the US and Europe alongside a new standalone version of the white PS4 Pro system in the US and Canada.
Dubbed the Rathalos edition, the Monster Hunter World-themed console features the likeness of the Rathalos enemy on the top of the console in a subtle grey, along with red highlights. The top of the system also features the game's logo in gold, while the front is adorned with gold symbols. The system comes with a special red World controller, a physical copy of World, and some digital content. That includes a dynamic PS4 theme and two in-game bonuses: the Origin armor set and Fair Wind charm.
This package is priced at $450/£380, which is actually a slight discount if you were planning to pick up both a PS4 Pro and World. (The game features visual and performance enhancements when played on a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X.) However, if you're interested, you'll only be able to pick it up at one retailer in the US, as it's a GameStop exclusive. Sony notes on the PlayStation Blog that quantities will be "very limited" when it launches on January 26, the same day as the game itself. There's no word on an AU release yet.
Alternatively, those in the market for a PS4 Pro will soon be able to pick up the Glacier White version of the system, which had been previously bundled with Destiny 2. Like the Rathalos bundle, this will be a GameStop exclusive in the US, where it will be available for the standard $400 later this month. In Canada, it will only be available through EB Games for $500 CAD. The color was already available in Europe.
The Rathalos bundle isn't the only exclusive for Monster Hunter fans on PS4. The PlayStation version of the game will also see exclusive content themed around Horizon: Zero Dawn, and it was the only console to see pre-release betas. One final Monster Hunter World beta is scheduled to take place later this month. For more, read our Monster Hunter World review.
This story has been updated to correct availability information for the Monster Hunter bundle.