At the Tokyo Game Show Capcom revealed a brand new trailer for Monster Hunter: World. Most importantly they also announced the global release date for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One: January 26, 2018. Monster Hunter: World is also coming to PC at “a later date.”
The new TGS trailer shows off several new monsters, including the Pukei-Pukei (that’s the one with the giant prehensile tongue). We got a look at Astera, the hunters base of operation, as well as the Coral Highlands. The new Glider mantle lets you catch upward drafts in certain areas to reach new heights.
Pre-orders for Monster Hunter: World begin today. Pre-ordering any version of the game on Xbox One or PS4 will net you the Origin Set Armor and Fair Wind Charm talisman. You’ll get improved stats for the beginning of the game. For the PS4 version you’ll also get a custom theme.
In addition to the Standard Edition, Monster Hunter: World comes in Digital Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition flavors. The Deluxe Edition is $69.99. It includes a Samurai Set skin, three gestures, two sticker sets, and extra face paint and hair styles for your hunter. The PS4 version also includes 14 new avatars. The extra contents of the Deluxe Edition will also be available for purchase separately.
The Collector’s Edition includes everything in the Deluxe Edition plus a 32-page artbook, monster statue, and digital soundtrack. It’s all wrapped in a custom collector’s box for $149.99.
Monster Hunter: World was first announced earlier this year at Sony’s E3 press conference. A Pokémon-like spin-off called Monster Hunter Stories released on Nintendo 3DS earlier this month.
Monster Hunter: World is arriving January 26, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version will come later. Monster Hunter: World has been rated T for Teen.