Capcom had their own announcements at Gamescom this week, which included a new trailer and content for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. The trailer below shows off Velkhana, the mysterious Elder Dragon, in all of his frozen glory. Along with the new Guardian Armor that will help you survive through all of the problems you're about to throw yourself into. We have more details from Capcom for you here along with some screenshots of the monsters you'll be facing, as we wait for the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne content to go live on September 6th.
Iceborne will include a multitude of new monsters and subspecies for hunters to challenge, and today, two more have been confirmed to join the upcoming massive expansion's lineup. The brute wyvern Brachydios is a returning fan-favorite known for its explosive slime attacks, while Namielle, a mysterious all-new Elder Dragon, unleashes powerful water-based attacks. More details about the new flagship monster Velkhana have also emerged. This Elder Dragon's icy breath can cause frozen pillars to form on the battlefield, which hunters can use to create exciting opportunities for new hunting strategies.
A free Guardian Armor set will be provided to all hunters, both World and Iceborne, as part of an upcoming title update on September 4th in time for the launch of the expansion. This upgradable armor set offers increased defense and skills that help hunters survive in the New World. The buffed armor can be equipped from the beginning of the World game, and is especially geared towards newer hunters to help them progress through the main story.
Another gameplay feature new to the series and on offer for all players is Hunter Helper, which focuses on Low Rank and High Rank player assistance by creating a further incentive for the community to help fellow hunters. Helpful players will get rewarded with exclusive in-game Pendants and Trophies for assisting other hunters in ranks below their own.