Monster Hunter World: Iceborne finally arrives next month for PS4 and Xbox One with a PC release planned for later. It adds a lot of new and returning monsters to the fray and Capcom promises it will be as massive as the main game. As with most AAA releases, there are multiple editions and variants across regions and there are a few things to consider before deciding which edition is for you. If you didn’t get a chance to play the PS4 beta last month, read my impressions here and watch the new gameplay video below:
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne digital editions
There are two digital editions for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. If you already own, Monster Hunter World, you need to buy one of the two digital expansion releases that are available for pre-order now. The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne standard edition price is Rs. 3,000 on Xbox One and Rs. 2,997 on PS4. The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Digital Deluxe edition that includes some cosmetics is priced at Rs. 3,750 on Xbox One and Rs. 3,746 on PS4. It is worth noting that on PS4, you need to match your game region to the DLC. While some games support DLC from other regions, it is better to ensure you buy DLC from the same region you own the base game in including a disc release.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne physical editions
This is where things get interesting. Between USA, Europe (and India for one release), and Japan, there are different retail editions available. USA has the maximum number of physical editions when you count retailers and both consoles while Japan is the only region that has a collector’s edition. The physical editions that include a disc are all meant for people who don’t own the base Monster Hunter World game because the disc releases include the base game and Iceborne on a single disc.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition USA
As of this writing, it looks like the standard edition for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is only available in USA and Japan. In Japan, it is exclusive to PS4 because Monster Hunter World is not available on Xbox One in Asia or Japan. This release includes Monster Hunter World and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne on disc.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition Deluxe
In USA, the only way to get the SteelBook edition and the disc is the Master Edition Deluxe that includes the same contents as the standard release with a code for the Iceborne Deluxe Kit and a SteelBook. This release costs $80.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition EU
In India, this release is exclusive to PS4 while other regions covered by Capcom Europe have a release on Xbox One as well. This release includes Monster Hunter World and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne on disc and a SteelBook. This is available for Rs. 3,499 on PS4 in India and costs £50 in the UK.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Japanese Collector’s Edition
This is only available in Japan and it includes a disc with Monster Hunter World and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, figure of Velkhana, Deluxe Kit DLC, soundtrack, artbook, and a metal plate.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Deluxe Edition GameStop Exclusive
The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Deluxe release is a PS4 exclusive release available only at GameStop in USA. It includes the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Digital Deluxe code and a SteelBook. There is no disc included and this costs $60.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne releases on September 6 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.