CAPCOM announced at the "Monster Hunter Festa '19-'20" event in Tokyo on Sunday that the second major free update for the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne game will launch on December 5, and will include the new monster Stygian Zinogre. CAPCOM is streaming a video previewing the monster.
CAPCOM stated it will host a new "Developers Diary" livestream event on December 4. The company also teased another new monster with an image:
Additionally, CAPCOM teased the first seasonal event for the Iceborne expansion with an image:
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The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, and will release for PC via Steam on January 9. The expansion also added the new monster Rajang in October, and is featuring a new collaboration with the Horizon Zero Dawn game in November and December.
The expansion has a combined shipments and digital sales number of 2.5 million as of September 13.
Monster Hunter World launched worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2018. The game has shipped 13.1 million copies as of June 30. The overall Monster Hunter franchise has more than 58 million copies in sales as of September 13.