A few days ago, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne went on sale, with a generous volume of new monsters to hunt and content for tens or hundreds of hours. However, Capcom already has questions about what lies beyond, and this time, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto has offered a slightly more concrete answer in an interview with Destructoid.
Regardless of the success of Monster Hunter: World, we’ve always taken the approach of focusing on two things: action and communication,” said Tsujimoto. “Regardless of what we work on in the future, I feel like that’s a foundation we’re probably not going to change. We also understand that we do have a bigger player base, and yet, there are still so many people who don’t know about the franchise.
I think our approach to the games isn’t going to change, but it’s a matter of figuring out how to broaden our audience. For example, more events, different entertainment tie-ins such as a movie, kind of looking at it from a broader perspective.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is the new expansion of the successful Monster Hunter World of Capcom, a game in which we hunt large monsters and improve our characteristics with the beasts we knock down. In Iceborne, users will join the Research Commission to explore the icy lands of the Hoarfrost Reach, which will be the biggest map of the game.
We will follow the trail of Legiana, from the Old Forest to a new cold, remote, and very dangerous location, all covered with ice. In this way, we must establish a new camp baptized as Seliana and fight against creatures, monsters and animals, counting among them with some other classic incorporation such as Tigrex.
The game will also feature special Horizon: Zero Dawn content. In case you don’t remember, the base experience of Monster Hunter World also had content from the Guerrilla Games title. Specifically, a special mission was added to unlock equipment and play as Aloy.
Now, for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, the protagonist of Horizon: Zero Dawn will return to hunt new creatures. They plan this content only for the PlayStation 4 version, so don’t expect to see Aloy on Xbox One or PC.
Not all the details of this collaboration have been revealed yet, so we will have to wait to know what it will be. Some special missions are expected to be added, as well as unique pieces of equipment.
For now, we only know that they will base the content on The Frozen Wilds, the expansion of Horizon: Zero Dawn that has some similarities with Iceborne in terms of its locations.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is available on PS4 and Xbox One, and will arrive on PC in January 2020.