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Monster Hunter: World Iceborne trailer shows off new monsters and a September release date

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Strange things are afoot in the new world. For example: Singing, apparently. During Sony's State of Play livestream today, Capcom showed off a new trailer for Monster Hunter: World's Iceborne (opens in new tab) expansion, featuring all the components you'd expect. There's ice. There's monsters. There's weapons being liberally applied to those monsters. I'm not sure what more you could be looking for, really.

Perhaps a release date? It had that too. Iceborne is launching on consoles on September 6, 2019. Unfortunately, that's unlikely to be the PC release date, as the PC version of World launched seven months after the console version. Update: In its livestream today, Capcom said it's targeting a winter release for the Steam version of MHW: Iceborne.

Following State of Play, Capcom ran its own livestream dedicated to Iceborne. You can watch it below, and we'll have more info about the expansion as it comes.

Wes Fenlon
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Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter (opens in new tab) and Tested (opens in new tab) before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.


When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old Final Fantasy or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).