Get the hottest details on Glavenus, new Gathering Hub, and more in the MHW: Iceborne Developer Diary #1

Jul 11, 2019 // Yuri Araujo

Last month we dropped a bunch of cool Iceborne news, but also left you with some hints and teasers of what’s to come… now it’s time to pull back the curtains (or slash them in half) with some hot details on returning fan-favorite Glavenus, new subspecies Fulgur Anjanath and Ebony Odogaron, new and improved Gathering Hub features, the Squad Card system, and more. First, let’s take a look at the latest trailer that’s hot off the presses:

Okay, so I know you’re screaming at that Glavenus turf war—I wasn’t expecting anything like that either!—but we actually have a lot more to cover today, so take a deep breath and get ready for the spicy details.

I’ll leave you in the more than capable hands of developers Ryozo Tsujimoto, Kaname Fujioka and Daisuke Ichihara for a full Developer Diary video. If you’re looking for a quick digest on the new info, just check the list below the video.

New and improved Gathering Hub – the new hub of Seliana streamlines the flow of meeting up with other players and tending to all your pre-hunt necessities by adding quick access to facilities like the Smithy, Resource Center, Botanical Research Center, and Argosy.

Squad Cards and Sub-Leaders – new Squad functionality has been added to easily invite your friends and manage Squad members.

Customizing your new room – now you can change up furniture, various décor items, and even the wall texture of “Your Room” for a more personal touch! And… we’re planning to add a feature that allows you to invite friends to your room, in a post-launch update.

Meet the monsters – you’ll really want to watch the video for this one. The development team put a lot of thought into bringing back Glavenus as faithfully as possible, keeping its sword-like tail while giving it some new twists. They also show off extended gameplay of two newly confirmed subspecies—monster species that have evolved in different ways to adapt to new circumstances, often times gaining new elemental affinities and behavior tendencies. On the menu today, we have the electrifying Fulgur Anjanath and the more vicious than ever Ebony Odogaron!

As Ryozo-san mentioned in the video, we’ll have more info to share in August, but if you’re itching for more Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, be sure to come to San Diego Comic Con next week to play our demo and attend our Monster Hunter panel for more behind-the-scenes info! Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will release globally on PS4 and Xbox One on September 6, with a PC version coming this winter.