Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World beta coming December, gets Zero Dawn tie-in

A bit of Monster Hunter news was revealed at Paris Games Week’s Sony PlayStation Showcase. The biggest is that a beta for Monster Hunter: World is set to go live exclusively for PlayStation Plus users on December 9 and run through December 12. The beta will offer three quests in two areas, the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste. And as a nice tie-in bonus, Aloy’s bow and full armor set from Horizon Zero Dawn will be on offer for PS4 players, which also turns their character’s face into Aloy’s, plus armor for Palico that is designed after one of the machines in Horizon Zero Dawn. A trailer shows off the goodies, along with a new area, the Rotten Vale.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Monster Hunter: World gets release date, Tokyo Game Show trailer

Capcom has confirmed that their action-heavy hunting-and-crafting series Monster Hunter will return on January 26 with World. That’s for the console versions, as PC gamers will have to wait a little longer, though a specific date has not been released. A trailer made for the Tokyo Game Show has also gone live. Additionally, so have pre-orders, which offer two stat-boosting bonuses, the Origin Set Armor and the Fair Wind Charm talisman. Capcom also notes that both items “may be made available through alternative means at a later date.” In addition to the standard edition, the studio will be releasing two other versions. A $69.99 Digital Deluxe Edition comes with several extras: a Samurai Set skin, three gestures, two sticker sets, extra face paint and hair style for the hunter, and 14 weapon-themed PSN avatars. The $149.99 Collector’s Edition adds a 32-page hardcover art book, a statue, a digital soundtrack, and a special box to the digital bonuses .

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

E3 2017 – Capcom: Monster Hunter, Marvel vs. Capcom

Capcom spent their time at E3 revealing the latest Monster Hunter, Monster Hunter: World, and surprising players with a story demo for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Set to launch early 2018 for console, Monster Hunter will mark the first time the series appears on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Additionally, PS4 players will also get extra content. And for fighting fans, the Marvel vs. Capcom demo is out now for console. New media was released for both titles.

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