Iceborne, the first major expansion of Monster Hunter World, will include a quantity of content comparable to that offered by the original game, with a new immense area to be explored – the Bristly Expanses – and many monsters.
Some will be completely unpublished, such as Velkhana, Banbaro, and Beotodus. Others will represent variations of the races already present in the base game, and still, others will be old acquaintances coming from the chapters of the past saga, like the Tigrex, the Barrioth, and the Nargacuga. According to a clue found by the Japanese portal Games Talk, Zinogre could also be included among the welcome returns. Two music tracks recorded by the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers, and Publishers(JASRAC) have clear references to the monster in question in the title:
- Senretsunaru Soukou Zinogre: The Chase
- Senretsunaru Soukou Zinogre World Version
The rights of both tracks, for which the belonging to the soundtrack of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is indicated, are the property of Tadayoshi Makino and Capcom. The clues seem unequivocal, but for absolute certainty, we must necessarily wait for an announcement from the Japanese house.
The Zinogre, for the uninitiated, is a Wyvern Zannuto appeared for the first time in 2010 in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd for PSP, and then returned to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. It is a solitary predator with two horns on its head, a long tail and without wings, instead of which there are decidedly sharp claws.
The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion will be launched on September 6th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the Standard and Digital Deluxe editions (both will need the basic game to work). PC players, on the other hand, will have to wait until January 2020.