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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Devs Share Details On New Region, Actions, And Equipment


MHW Iceborne Banbaro

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne takes us to a new ice-cold region known as the Hoarfrost Reach that was recently revealed. The developers shared more tidbits on the region, new actions, equipment, and more in an interview in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]


Here are highlights from the interview:

  • “The whole production’s concept is basically the same as ‘G.’ We’ve actually never released it with a G in the title overseas. We also wanted the title to be universal.”


  • “You’ll get to play it after finishing Monster Hunter: World’s story. There are Master Rank quests that take place on previous fields, too.”


  • “You’ll gradually get to explore more parts of the Hoarfrost Reach. It is the largest of all fields in Monster Hunter: World. While it is a vast area, there are measures to help with travel, so traveling will never be a hassle.”


  • “You can go to hot springs on the field to get an effect similar to Hot Drinks (Provides temporary relief from cold effects).”


  • “The concept of the Clutch Claw came from ways of controlling the monster. It’s different from riding.”


  • “All the weapons can use the Slinger while unsheathed, but the Sword and Shield will take it one step further with a new element.”


  • “With the Dual Blades, you can use powerful shots while evading after Double Slash combos. While in Demon Mode, after the second Rotation Slash you can use the Clutch Claw to cling onto the monster.”


  • “Light Bowguns will have upgrade parts that allow you to reload while performing a slide evasion. You can set several to load up multiple shots from a single evasion.”


  • “Banbaro’s reach can change based on objects he digs from under the snow, such as large trees and rocks.”


  • “There’s a new winter clothing-like equipment you can wear as a layer.”


  • “The green nectar from the Palico in the latest trailer helps you just once after getting knocked out. It’s like Guts (Above a certain health threshold, you withstand an attack that would normally cart you) except it doesn’t have any health restrictions.”


  • “We’ll release more information at E3.”


Monster Hunter World: Iceborne releases for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2019. It arrives on PC via Steam in Winter 2019. In case you missed it, check our earlier report for a look at the latest trailer and details from last week’s Spring Developer Update broadcast. You can also check here for a look at the sweet collector’s edition that Japan is getting.

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