Capcom today announced at the Sony Press Conference at Paris Games Week that Monster Hunter: World is getting a beta on PS4 later this year. Available exclusively for PlayStation Plus users, the beta will be available from 9th December to 12th December.
The beta will allow players from around the world to experience three fearsome quests as they join up with other hunters online or take on the beasts alone. Running for three days, hunters participating in the beta can tackle the hungry Great Jagras, a scavenger capable of swallowing other monsters whole, or the fiery and territorial Anjanath, both of which roam the dense and complex eco-system within the Ancient Forest. For those feeling brave enough they can adventure to the desert land of the Wildspire Waste where the armored Barroth can be found lurking in the muddy waters, waiting to unleash its devastating charge attack.
In addition, special Horizon Zero Dawn content featuring Aloy’s bow and full armor set plus a Palico armor will be available for Monster Hunter: World exclusively on PS4. With Aloy’s bow and full armor set as well as Palico armor that can make the player’s Palico look like a machine from Horizon Zero Dawn. The full armor set will make any player character look like Aloy from head to toe, including facial likeness. After completing the Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration event quest, which is planned to be distributed to online players post launch, special materials can be obtained to forge collaboration equipment. By bringing the necessary materials to the in-game facility (Smithy), players will be able to forge the Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration equipment. Details on the exact timing and availability of the Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration quest will be revealed soon.
Along with these announcements, Capcom also released a new trailer that highlights for the first time the terrifying Rotten Vale area of the New World. Littered with the skeletons of deceased monsters, a land of unique and gigantic creatures awaits amongst this bed of bones. The deeper players journey into the inner layers of the Rotten Vale, the tougher the environment gets with a dangerous and toxic mist blanketing the land obscuring the perils that lurk nearby until the very last minute. The Radobaan, a hulking beast that wears the carcasses scattered around the Vale for armor will need hunters to be quick and fast as they take off chunks of its bone armor and avoid its rolling attacks.
Monster Hunter: World releases on PS4 and Xbox One on the 26th of January. The PC version will be released at a later date.