Today, during the special developer livestream for Monster Hunter World, Capcom has announced several new things for the open-world Monster Hunter title. Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto was on hand to tell MHW fans all about the new plans for the game.
It turns out that Capcom had a plan all along, because we’re getting a ton of new content.
To start things off, Kulve Taroth is getting an Arch-Tempered mode. This will include a new “Furied” state that grants new high-end rewards. This mode features much more powerful attacks than regular Kulve. Managing to get this new mode activated will unlock Rainbow-tier appraised rewards, as well as a new armor set.
There’s also an Arch-Tempered Nergigante which was teased. This new version of the Elder Dragon will land in Spring 2019.
The first update featuring AT Kulve will land for all console platforms 4 PM PST December 19th, and will last until January 3rd.
Capcom also announced a new Appreciation Fest for the one year anniversary that will come out for all platforms, including PC.
And in terms of new content, there’s another crossover event featuring Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher series. The collab with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will feature new quests that include new gameplay elements unique to the quests. This special collaboration content will land in early 2019. Here’s a trailer for this new collab:
But now for the big news, Capcom has announced Monster Hunter World: Iceborne as a new expansion for the game. This new story expansion will continue the story of MHW. Players can look forward to “new quest ranks, locales, monsters, moves and equipments” and the storyline takes place after the events of the main game. This new expansion will have more details in Spring 2019, and is planned to launch in Autumn. Versions of the expansion will come to all platforms, including PC.
There’s some speculation based on the monster teased at the end of the trailer, consensus seems to lean pretty heavily towards Nargacuga being added to the game. This particular beaties appeared first in Monster Hunter Portable Second G, before showing up again in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with a new variant.
Monster Hunter World is out now for Xbox One, PC and PS4. The game is also currently running its seasonal Winter Star Festival, an in-game event where all of the previously released event quests are available in one big bundle. We’ve included the reveal teaser for Iceborne, as well as the full livestream video, down below.