Capcom’s popular series Monster Hunter will soon be coming to theaters in the form of the Monster Hunter movie but before it does, the Monster Hunter movie will be coming to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne in the form of a crossover event. This is according to a post published on Capcom’s official website.
On December 3, 2020, two new event quests will appear in Monster Hunter: Iceborne. These events, called “The New World” and “To Our World” will each tell a different part of a story featuring the movie’s protagonist, Artemis. Milla Jovovich, who plays Artemis in the film, will provide the voice for the character. Capcom adds that Artemis, “…will be speaking in English while NPCs will speak in Monster Hunter Language. You’ll understand once you jump in the quests.” The quote is followed by a winking emoji.
Consistent with, well, Monster Hunter, the quests will have players fighting monsters and netting rewards. “The New World” contains an encounter with a Black Diablos in the Wildspire Waste, which rewards players with materials for the Artemis α+ armor set. The armor, which appears in the movie, comes with Earplugs, Health Boost, Stun Resistance, Great Luck, and the Hasten Recovery set bonus. Meanwhile, Capcom says very little about “To Our World,” except that players will fight a Rathalos and be able to craft the Artemis Layered Armor, another piece from the movie. The cinematic version of these creatures can be seen in a trailer for the upcoming movie.
Capcom also notes that logging on to the game during the event will allow players to claim an item pack, which includes an Earplug Jewel+, Ancient Potion (30x), Dust of Life (30x), Golden Egg (x10), and three True Armor Spheres.
Portraying Artemis in the movie and the crossover event aren’t where Jovovich’s influence ends, either. The Dual Blades the character wields were reportedly chosen because they are the weapons Jovovich prefers to use when she plays the game. Additionally, the character’s armor was also chosen based on Jovovich’s in-game taste.
The film’s director, Paul S. Anderson W.S. Anderson, will be joining Monster Hunter series producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto, as well as Monster Hunter World Executive and Art Director Kaname Fujioka in an upcoming Twitch stream to talk about the film, which releases in theaters on December 25, 2020. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, and the crossover event, are available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.