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Things are getting chilly and witchery in Monster Hunter World

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Capcom has announced the Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter World. The snowy expansion adds new locations, more beasties to hunt, and a sleighful of new weapons. It will also increase the highest possible level for players. It’s what Monster Hunter vets call a “G Rank” expansion. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is coming in autumn 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the PC version launching sometime later.

If autumn 2019 is too far off for you, how about stalking Monster Hunter World’s baddies as the witchiest Witcher ever a bit earlier? You’ll be able to become Geralt of Rivia in a special collaboration between Capcom and CD Projekt Red starting in early 2019. The free update promises to blend Monster Hunter gameplay with “Witcher-inspired” quests, all while luxuriating in the smooth tones of Doug Cockle, the voice actor for Geralt in english.

The Monster Hunter film has everything a Resident Evil fan wants

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That’s Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa filming the live-action Monster Hunter movie. If you’re wondering why Milla Jovovich looks like she just stepped out of a Resident Evil movie instead of being wrapped in monster scales, that’s because director Paul W.S. Anderson’s movie will take some liberties with the franchise’s story. In this take, a team of our Earth’s modern hardened combat vets get magically sucked into the Monster Hunter universe. Wacky shenanigans ensue. We just need Ryan Reynolds to voice the Palico and we’ll be all set.

A beginner’s guide to Monster Hunter: World

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Since Monster Hunter: World‘s release on PC was a few days ago, chances are good that you may be a complete newbie to the series. Like me, you may have been intrigued by the franchise since its debut in 2004 on the PlayStation 2, but just never got around to picking it up for a console or handheld. New players can quickly find themselves overwhelmed, because the Monster Hunter games do very little hand-holding. Monster Hunter: World is slightly better in that regard, but it can still be a steep learning curve. Luckily, there are dozens of great starter guides available to ease new players into the lore and gameplay. They’re written by hardcore folks that can tell you the best combat strategies, how you should prioritize your crafting, and secrets of endgame play. Here, we offer something different. This is a beginner’s guide to the game. A beginner’s guide.

After the jump, it’s our Monster Hunter: World guide written by a beginner. Continue reading →