Capcom has released the Gamescom 2019 trailer for the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion, as well as a developer update video. The videos reveal more information on new and returning monsters, including a closer look at new Elder Dragon Velkhana. Additionally, new options will be available to help players progress through the base game and encourage existing players to help out other hunters.
Here are the details, via Capcom:
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will include a multitude of new monsters and subspecies for hunters to challenge, and today, two more have been confirmed to join the upcoming massive expansion’s lineup. The brute wyvern Brachydios is a returning fan-favorite known for its explosive slime attacks, while Namielle, a mysterious all-new Elder Dragon, unleashes powerful water-based attacks. More details about the new flagship monster Velkhana have also emerged. This Elder Dragon’s icy breath can cause frozen pillars to form on the battlefield, which hunters can use to create exciting opportunities for new hunting strategies.
A free Guardian Armor set will be provided to all hunters, both Monster Hunter: World and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, as part of an upcoming title update on September 4 in time for the launch of the expansion. This upgradable armor set offers increased defense and skills that help hunters survive in the New World. The buffed armor can be equipped from the beginning of the World game, and is especially geared towards newer hunters to help them progress through the main story.
Another gameplay feature new to the series and on offer for all players is Hunter Helper, which focuses on Low Rank and High Rank player assistance by creating a further incentive for the community to help fellow hunters. Helpful players will get rewarded with exclusive in-game Pendants and Trophies for assisting other hunters in ranks below their own.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is due out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, and for PC in January 2020. Read more about the expansion here.
Watch the trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.