During Sony’s recent State of Play, Capcom released a new trailer for the upcoming Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter World. In addition to seeing some new monsters and locations from the expansion, which will bring the hunters to a new island that has its own secrets to uncover, Capcom also revealed the release date for Iceborne, which is set to launch on September 6 for PS4 and Xbox One. Unfortunately, the PC release will launch sometime after in the winter.
Though Monster Hunter World has seen a steady flow of new content since its debut, this marks the first time the game will have a proper expansion. Along with new monsters and quests, there will be all new gear and upgrades for your character to collect. This expansion is looking to be a sizeable update to an already massive game.
There’s still much more to learn about Iceborne, which we will learn more about during Capcom’s Monster Hunter livestream happening later today. Be sure to check back with GameSpot for more info about what’s to come with Iceborne.
In our review of Monster Hunter World, Ginny Woo gave the game a 9/10:
“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.”