Capcom fuels the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne hype as fans are treated with a trailer featuring a returning monster, a glimpse of the new gathering hub, new subspecies and much more.

Here’s the trailer:

New Monsters

As you can see in the trailer, the sword-tailed wyvern Glavenus gets the limelight in this trailer. The Brute Wyvern was first introduced in Monster Hunter Generations as a flagship monster and now he slashes his way into the New World.

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Glavenus.

The wyvern sports a gigantic bladed tail as its main weapon against hunters and is capable of spurting molten lava from its mouth.

The trailer also shows a few subspecies. Subspecies are usually a more dangerous version of existing monsters.

Ebony Odogaron

If you think the big red vicious dog monster Odogaron wasn’t tough enough, wait till it cousin appears in the Iceborne expansion.

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The Ebony Odogaron features darker colours and longer claws. It also has dragon breath which I assume will inflict Dragonblight, and stinks of a thousand carcasses. It’s probably the effect of being frequently used as a chew toy by the Deviljho.

Fulgur Anjanath

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The Fulgur Anjanath makes its maiden appearance in Iceborne. It differs from the original Anjanath in terms of raw power and element. This one is literally electrifying with its electric-based powers.

The Fulgur Anjanath gets its powers from the Fulgurbugs, a bug which is synonymous with another monster, the Zinogre. Maybe Zinogre will be added in the future updates, here’s hoping.

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The thunder lupine, Zinogre.

New Gathering Hub

Hoarfrost Reach is a freezing locale, so it’s only perfect to see the Gathering Hub be a warm and welcoming place for weary hunters.

Capcom has included nice hot springs in the gathering hub complete with emotes to express yourself while your characters enjoy the hot bath.

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The Gathering Hub is also complete with all the vendors necessary to get you ready for a hunt such as the Smithy, the Resource Center, the Botanical Facility and more.

You also get a new room!

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It is surely an improvement from the old rooms, but in my honest opinion, the highest tier room you get from the base game is already a beautiful place, complete with a garden and a Palico serenading you with a blissfully serene soundtrack.

Another Monster Incoming?

At the end of the trailer, fans are teased of another upcoming monster.

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Poor Uragaan.

The Uragaan appears on screen and has green slime all over its body. It’s nothing much to discuss, until this happens:

 

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Directed by Michael Bay.

 

Green goo? Explosions? That’s surely the telltale sign of Brachydios, the explosive slime monster.

 

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The Brachydios.

Anyways, with all the returning monsters as well as new subspecies, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will definitely entice any hunter that’s worth their zenny. It is the ultimate culmination of all Monster Hunter games that have come before and will set a new standard for the next Monster Hunter games, especially in the coming generation.

And oh, you can finally play around with your Palico too!

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Tell me that’s not a compelling reason not to pre-order the game right now!

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 6 September, 2019, with the PC version coming in Winter 2019.

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