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First Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Update Will Add Rajang


Capcom has announced that the first Monster Hunter World: Iceborne update will arrive in October, and will add the Fanged Beast known as Rajang. Long-time fans should recognise Rajang, as he was first introduced in Monster Hunter 2. He’s a tough customer by all accounts, with Capcom describing the beast as the ‘pinnacle of physical strength and unforgiving aggression.’

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Update Revealed

Check out the trailer for the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne update below.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is due for release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on September 6. Capcom previously revealed that the expansion is the only one planned for the critically acclaimed title, although it will be supported continuously with free updates for some time.

The base game launched for the PS4 and Xbox One back in January 2018, and has sold over 13 million copies worldwide, making it Capcom’s best-selling game to date. Or, if you want to be really picky, you could argue that Resident Evil 5 still holds that crown, but only if you include the multiple versions released to date.

Anyway, Iceborne is a meaty expansion, and comes complete with its own Platinum Trophy and a tougher endgame experience, the latter of which Capcom attributes to player feedback.

Capcom recently touched base on what a potential next-generation version of Monster Hunter could look like, making it clear that it’ll come down to more than just better visuals. The studio previously said that its RE Engine is more than equipped to handle new hardware, though, so it presumably won’t be an issue when it comes to next-gen development.

Read our Monster Hunter World review here.

Next year will see the release of the Monster Hunter movie in cinemas, which features Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson teaming up once again following the success of the Resident Evil movie franchise.