Expansion launches for PS4, Xbox One on September 6
The official YouTube channel for the Monster Hunter franchise began streaming a new video for the Monster Hunter: World game’s Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion on Tuesday. The video previews the new setting, monsters, weapons, and other features of the expansion.
The expansion will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6. A PC release will follow this winter.
The expansion will feature a new story that begins after the events of the main game, as well as new quest ranks, locales, monsters, moves, and equipment.
Monster Hunter: World launched worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2018, and shipped 5 million copies worldwide (including digital sales) in its first three days to set a new franchise record. CAPCOM then launched the game for PC on August 9. The game has shipped 10 million copies worldwide as of August 20. The Monster Hunter series also has cumulatively shipped 50 million copies worldwide as of August 20.
The game won Best Role Playing Game at The Game Awards 2018 in December. The game also won the Best Cooperative Game award at the Golden Joystick Awards 2018 in November.
The open-world game no longer has the previous games’ loading screens in between areas, and thus no longer allows players to use zone transitions as safe zones. The game has a “living ecosystem” that allows players to use and destroy elements of the environment, and use monster behaviors against other monsters.
Source: Monster Hunter franchise‘s YouTube channel