New monsters and details were shown during Sony’s State of Play showcase today.
Monster Hunter World’s Iceborne expansion finally has a release date on consoles, set to come out on PS4 and Xbox One on September 9. The Monster Hunter Twitter account also said that a PC release would follow “this Winter,” which we assume is the northern hemisphere’s Winter, though it’s unclear if “this Winter” implies the very end of 2019 or early 2020.
First gameplay from Iceborne was also shown during Sony’s State of Play showcase today, including looks at new and returning monsters, as well as new snow mechanics and a Palico ability. You can watch that gameplay here:
The trailer above gave us a glimpse at the brand new snowy biome, along with a fight against an antlered, moose-like monster, which seems like an icy take on a Duramboros, and a shark-like monster with a razor horn that can burrow into the ground. We also saw the return of previous Monster Hunter monster Nargacuga, as well as a new Elder Dragon called Velkhana. Finally, the end of the trailer shows your Palico using what appears to be a new ability that allows it to revive you.
There weren’t a ton of hard details beyond that during State of Play, but a Monster Hunter livestream is expected to have more information. We’ll be sure to update this post with any new nuggets that come out of that.
Tom Marks is IGN’s Deputy Reviews Editor and resident pie maker, and his Paolumu armor means he’s already dressed for winter weather. You can follow him on Twitter.