Iceborne, the upcoming major expansion for Capcom’s hit game Monster Hunter: World, is going to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, as confirmed by the developer during a livestream yesterday. Thursday during a livestream. PC players, however, will have to wait until this winter before they can enjoy it.

Monster Hunter: World Iceborne is promised to be “massive” with tons of added content including a new story, new locations, and new monsters to hunt. Furthermore, the expansion will also mark the return of some fan-favorite monsters from previous titles such as the Nargacuga of Freedom Unite.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Reveal Trailer

Iceborne will have players travel to the snowy Hoarfrost Reach, a region that is allegedly the biggest one in the game to date. To survive the cold, you will have to drink hot drinks or bath in hot springs frequently to keep yourself warm. During your time in Hoarfrost Reach, you’ll encounter several new creatures, the most notable of which being the Cortos – flying creatures that can take you around.

Monster Hunter Nargacuga
The fan-favorite Nargacuga, alongside others, will make a return with Iceborne

Additional monsters featured in Iceborne include Beotodus, a Piscine Wyvern that likes to cover itself in the snow; Banbaro, a Brute Wyvern with a bad temper and massive horns that it can use to hurl trees and boulders at its enemies; Velkhana, an Elder Dragon known for its fearsome ice attacks.

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Velkhana, an Elder Dragon with devastating ice attacks

To help players combat these challenging new monsters, the developer is also bringing some new mechanics to the combat system. For example, the Slinger can now be used even when you’ve drawn your weapon, and it has a new attachment called the Clutch Claw that allows it to grapple onto monsters. Weapons now also come with some new combos as well.

Those who want more challenges can try out the new Master Rank featured in Iceborne, which is similar to the G Rank in previous Monster Hunter games. Basically, it makes the monsters more ferocious.

If you already own Monster Hunter: World and only want to get the Iceborne expansion, it will set you back $39.99 (Rs 2,800). Meanwhile, a bundle that includes both the main game as well as the expansion will also be available for $59.99 (Rs 4,200).