Monster Hunter is one of Capcom’s most successful modern-day series, and since monsters have been a common element of tabletop games since they were first invented, someone figured “why not marry the two.” A board game version of Monster Hunter World was introduced from Steamforged Games in 2021 and the response was enthusiastic — the Kickstarter earned over three million dollars. Something that successful usually gets an inevitable follow-up, so here we are.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
One of the common complaints lobbied against director Paul W.S. Anderson and his many video game-based movies is that he has this tendency to ignore the game’s stars and story. Instead he invents a character, casts his wife as that character, and bases the whole movie around her. If he had made the Sonic movie, its main focus would be Zippietta, a human-hedgehog hybrid played by Milla Jovovich with speed powers.
Gear up, PC hunters! Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, the critically acclaimed massive expansion to Capcom’s best-selling Monster Hunter: World, is now available globally for PC players on Steam. Also currently available on PlayStation®4 and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, Iceborne builds on every aspect of Monster Hunter: World by offering an enormous amount of new content. Featuring a new storyline, Iceborne hunters can explore an icy new locale called Hoarfrost Reach, which progressively expands to become the largest region in the game thus far and is home to the mysterious new Elder Dragon Velkhana. Players face off against a multitude of challenging new monsters and fierce subspecies variations, while utilizing exciting new gameplay mechanics that offer increased depth to the combat system.