Capcom has pulled back the curtain on a load of new content on the way to its hit action RPG, Monster Hunter World. Along with the «massive» Iceborne expansion, the publisher announced that a new collaboration featuring Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to the game, and it’ll be available early next year.
The famed Witcher finds himself in the New World after being transported by a portal. According to Capcom, players will «get to utilize his signature fighting style» to take on an assortment of Witcher-inspired quests, which will «offer a unique gameplay experience blending RPG mechanics of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with Monster Hunter World’s game systems.»
No further details on the Witcher collaboration have been announced yet, but Capcom says it will share additional information «at a later date.» The crossover event is slated to arrive as a free update on PS4 and Xbox One in early 2019, with a PC release set to follow soon afterward. You can watch the first trailer for the Witcher 3 Monster Hunter World collaboration above.
The crossover event is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of new content on the way to Monster Hunter World. Next fall, Capcom will release the aforementioned Iceborne expansion, a «massive» update that will introduce new quest ranks, environments, monsters, and gear. Iceborne will also add a new storyline that picks up after the ending of the base game.
Before either of those arrive, Capcom will bring back the Kulve Taroth Siege beginning December 20. This time around, the quest will feature a more formidable Arch-Tempered version of the monster that offers a chance to get even more powerful rewards. The publisher also announced it is hosting an Appreciation Fest in January to celebrate the game’s first anniversary. This will encompass new anniversary quests that give players a chance to earn «special equipment.»
In the meantime, there is still time to take part in Monster Hunter World’s current seasonal event, the Winter Star Fest. The event is scheduled to run through December 17 and features «almost all» previous Event Quests, along with a handful of new ones, daily limited bounties, and new hunter and Palico gear to forge.