Capcom confirmed today that the next installment in the Monster Hunter franchise, Monster Hunter: World is hitting consoles and PC next year. Pre-orders also open today for the game, and players will have the choice between standard versions or even the newly announced digital Delux edition and physical Collectors Edition. Capcom has also released some fresh looks at the game such as a new trailer that showcases various monsters and a peek at Astera, the base operations for the Research Commission. While the PS4 and Xbox One copies of the game are set to launch for January 26th, 2018, the PC release will be later on with no known release date at this time.
Players that pre-order Monster Hunter: World in North America on either Xbox One or PS4 either digitally or at participating retailers will receive access to special pre-order bonuses, including the Origin Set Armor and the Fair Wind Charm talisman*, which offer improved starting defense and offense stat boosts for the hunter as well as a useful gathering skill. For those that pre-order any digital version from the PS Store, they will also receive instant access to a custom PS4 theme.
The newly announced Digital Deluxe Edition for North America is MSRP $69.99 and includes the digital game, plus additional customizable options that can be used in-game: a Samurai Set skin, three gestures, two sticker sets, plus an extra face paint and hair style option for the hunter. The PS4 version of the Digital Deluxe Edition also includes 14 weapon-themed PSN avatars. The contents for the Digital Deluxe Edition will also be available for purchase separately on January 26.
The North American physical Collector’s Edition includes a physical copy of the game, voucher for the additional customizable options from the Digital Deluxe Edition (a Samurai Set skin, three gestures, two sticker sets, plus an extra face paint and hair style option for the hunter), a 32 page hardcover art book, high-quality flagship monster statue, and digital soundtrack code all bundled in a custom collector’s box for MSRP $149.99.