Monster Hunter: World trailer introduces the Elder Dragons

A new Monster Hunter: World trailer introduces the Elder Dragons—mighty, element-breathing beasts who have migrated to the New World for reasons unknown.   

The video includes both "new and returning favorite" Elder Dragons, including Kushala Daora, a steel dragon who can generate windstorms around itself; Teostra, a flame king dragon who spits fire; and Dodogama, whose saliva causes rock to become explosive—a more useful talent than it first sounds, because Dodogama also eats rocks. 

The end of the video also gives us a look at Deviljho, who according to the Monster Hunter Wiki is a "brute wyvern" who first appeared in Monster Hunter 3. "Deviljho must feed constantly and will devour anything in its way, even feeding on the largest of monsters with its massive jowls," Capcom said. "This wild beast really is one for only the bravest of hunters to take on!" 

Deviljho won't be present in the initial release of Monster Hunter: World, but in the first title update, which is set to go live in the spring. That unfortunately doesn't apply to us, as Capcom said earlier this week that the game won't come to the PC until (hopefully) sometime in the fall. Those of you with PlayStation 4 systems will be able to take part in one final beta, however, which will begin on January 18 and run through January 22, prior to its console release on January 26.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.