Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Update 4 finally has a release date, after some delays. It'll launch for the game across all platforms on July 9th and will bring with it a new monster, Alatreon, along with other content updates. A Capcom shareholders' meeting has also revealed some disappointing news, along with an interesting tidbit: Monster Hunter World isn't coming to the Switch, but there is a game in the franchise in the works for younger folks.
What's coming in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Update 4?
Capcom marked the announcement of Title Update 4's release date with what the team describes as a "spicy teaser trailer". In the trailer, Capcom teases its upcoming Developer Diary, which will go out as a live stream on July 3rd and will contain lots more information about the new update. You'll be able to tune into that stream via Twitch and YouTube. The trailer depicts a hunter in combat with the new monster Alatreon, as well as some colorful festivities. According to Capcom, Alatreon is "just the tip of the iceberg" for the content that's in store in Title Update 4. You can check out the brief teaser trailer here:
In addition to the new update release date announcement, Capcom shared some more info about Monster Hunter: World. Event Quests in the expansion, Iceborne, will be returning to a normal rotation starting from July 8th, so Capcom advises players to take on quests while they're still active. From July 3rd, an updated Event Quest schedule can be found on Capcom's website if you want to keep up-to-date with all the latest quest timings and dates.
Is Capcom developing a kid-friendly version of Monster Hunter?
According to a recent general meeting of Capcom shareholders (hat tip to GamesTalk), the company is planning to develop a version of Monster Hunter with a focus on younger players. A shareholder says they'd like Capcom to "once again sell 'Monster Hunter' that high school students can enjoy" (sic). In response, Capcom says it is planning to develop a version of Monster Hunter that can be "enjoyed by junior and senior high school students". We'll likely learn more about this new outing in the franchise as time goes on, although the implication of it being in response to a question about Nintendo Switch is that it would be on Switch.
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