Movie crossover brings Milla Jovovich to Monster Hunter: World Iceborne as a playable character

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The Monster Hunter movie directed by Paul W. S. Anderson is coming out in December, and so here's the inevitable marketing crossover. A singleplayer side story is being added to Monster Hunter: World Iceborne (opens in new tab) in which you play as Milla Jovovich's character from the movie, Artemis.

Jovovich voices the character, who kind of looks like her, in two limited-time event quests you'll need to be Master Rank to unlock. The first sets you up against a Black Diablos in the Wildspire Waste, and rewards you with the materials needed to craft an Artemis α+ armor set, as worn in the movie. It includes Earplugs, Health Boost, Stun Resistance, and two set bonus skills: Hasten Recovery and Great Luck.

The second quest involves beating a Rathalos for the material to craft another set from the movie, the Artemis Layered Armor, though Capcom haven't detailed what that one will do for you yet. You'll also get new titles, a guild card background, and a pose.

These quests will be available starting December 3 at 4 pm PST, and will remain playable for a year. Additionally, anyone who logs in after November 26 at 4 pm PST will get an item pack, which can only be redeemed once per character. It includes: 

  • Ancient Potion x30
  • Dust of Life x30
  • Golden Egg x10
  • True Armor Sphere x3
  • Earplug Jewel+ x1

The Monster Hunter movie will release on December 25 in the US. The latest trailer (opens in new tab) avoids all the weird real-world military stuff and actually shows what seem to be the good parts, like the monster-fighting, Tony Jaa jumping around a bunch, and most important of all, a palico. So that's something.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.