The massive scale of Monster Hunter World is set to grow even bigger this year with the release of Iceborne. Launching 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, unearthing new challenges and gear to craft. 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.
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.