Tobi-Kadachi, the backflipping hybrid of a sugarglider and a cracked-out weasel that got struck by lightning is one weird monster. In the base version of Monster Hunter World it’s a tough fight to take on, with his ability to easily inflict stuns and paralysis on unwary hunters. And with the upcoming release of the new Iceborne expansion, there’s a new version of this little ball of fun coming to mess your day up.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne isn’t just adding one new subspecies either. Returning beasts like Tigrex and Nargacuga have returned to stalk the lands of the Hoarfrost Reach. Then there’s the new roster additions like this sleek boy to worry about, as well as new forms of both Pukei-Pukei and Paolumu. Lucky for us, hunters have a bunch of new tools and weapons too, leveling the playing field by making us much more mobile and versatile.
The new Viper Tobi-Kadachi, which features much more vicious attacks over a wide array, also inflicts new status ailments to boot. Viper Tobi-Kadachi appears to be base Tobi with a slightly altered moveset, but with the ability to inflict Paralysis and Poison effects. This scaly boy can bit players with its fangs to stun them, then slash with its tail to stack poison. This basically makes it a three way hybrid with Tobi, Rathalos and Great Girros.
Capcom is clearly looking to massively shakeup the meta-game with this patch, by forcing players to simply be better and push for more evasive action rather than simply tanking hits through armor skills. It will be very hard to tailor and armor set for both Poison and Paralysis resistance, so it looks like MHW players will just have to get good.
You can see a little teaser of this new subspecies in a tweet from the official PlayStation account down below. IGN also released a new hands-on bit of footage of this new poisonous monster.
And as was previously confirmed, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is now confirmed to be coming to consoles on September 6th, and will be jumping over to console in January 2020.
Other screenshots released by Capcom can be found below, showing off new forms of both Pukei-Pukei and Paolumu.