Capcom has released the “Elder Dragons” trailer, and announced a final beta and first downloadable content details for Monster Hunter: World.
The final beta will be available for all PlayStation 4 users from January 18 in North America / January 19 in Europe and Japan to January 22. In addition to the Great Jagras, Anjanath, and Barroth quests available in the previous betas, the final beta will also allow players to battle against Nergigante, the game’s flagship monster.
Additionally, Capcom reconfirmed that it will release “regular content updates, as well as major title updates” for Monster Hunter: World free of charge after launch. The first major title update will launch in spring 2018 and add the monster Deviljho, “who must feed constantly and will devour anything in its path, even feeding on the largest of monsters with its massive jowls.”
The trailer introduces several new and returning Elder Dragons. Here is an overview, via Capcom:
- Kushala Daora – The steel dragon Kushala Daora is a beast with a body covered in metal plates and has the power to keep hunters at bay by generating wind storms around itself.
- Teostra – The flame king dragon Teostra is a brutal fiend that spits blazing fire and any hunter who faces this fierce and deadly monster is in danger of being engulfed in a hellish inferno.
- Dodogama – Another monster introduced in the trailer is Dodogama, a rock-eating wyvern that possesses a unique saliva that causes rock to become explosive, a hazardous mix it will spit at its foes to warn off attackers.
In related news, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia also announced a 35,980 yen Monster Hunter: World Starter Pack PlayStation 4 bundle and 6,480 yen Monster Hunter: World Liolaeus Edition DualShock 4 controller for Japan. The PlayStation 4 bundle will be available in Jet Black and Glacier White color options, and include a 500 gigabyte PlayStation 4, standard edition copy of Monster Hunter: World, and one month subscription to PlayStation Plus.
Monster Hunter: World is due out worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 26, and for PC this fall. In Japan, Monster Hunter: World will only be available for PlayStation 4.
Watch the trailer and new gameplay footage below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.
Elder Dragons Trailer
Available from 43:33 to 1:10:16.