Capcom has made a few announcements about the future of Monster Hunter: World, including a new expansion, Iceborne, which comes out next fall.
Iceborne brings with it new quest ranks, monsters, and more – all within its own story that takes place after the base game.
Early next year, however, hunters will be able to play as Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, featuring his own quests and gameplay.
In other Monster Hunter news, to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary, in January there is an Appreciation Fest, including a newly decorated gathering hub and special quests.
Before then, starting tomorrow (4 p.m. PST), a free trial (PS4, Xbox One) of the base game is available to those who haven’t played it through December 17 (3:59 p.m. PST), and if you decide to buy the game outright, your progress transfers to the main title.
Finally, the Kulve Taroth Siege special event quest returns on December 20, featuring an Arch Tempered version of the monster as well as more powerful rewards.
by MATTHEW KATO.