Capcom has announced a massive expansion for Monster Hunter: World. The update—which will be titled Iceborne—will release for PC, Xbox One and PS4. No PC release date has been announced, but the expansion will debut on PS4 and Xbox One in Autumn 2019. The news came by way of a special developer livestream.
Although Capcom didn’t go into any intricate detail, we do know that Iceborne will feature a story that will carry on from exactly where Monster Hunter: World finished, and it will introduce new monsters, quests, weapons and areas. Iceborne will be a massive expansion that has been compared in scope to previous standalone ‘Ultimate’ entries in the series, but Capcom has been keen to emphasize that Iceborne will most definitely be a DLC expansion to Monster Hunter: World and will therefore require the base game to play. More details are set to be released in Spring 2019.
In other Monster Hunter: World news, The Witcher 3’s Geralt of Rivia will be appearing in the game in an update in early next year thanks to a collaboration between Capcom and CD Projekt Red. We don’t know exactly what Geralt will be getting up to, but we do know that he will bringing his voice actors with him for ultimate authenticity. You can watch the full developer livestream below, skip to 09:50 if you don’t want to watch 9 minutes and 49 seconds of a countdown timer.