Monster Hunter: World got a new trailer introducing the game’s new and returning Elder Dragons. Developer and publisher Capcom also delivered news of a final upcoming Monster Hunter beta test, and the first piece of free post-launch DLC.
Capcom included the following description of Elder Dragons in its press release:
The steel dragon Kushala Daora is a beast with a body covered in metal plates and has the power to keep hunters at bay by generating wind storms around itself. The flame king dragon Teostra is a brutal fiend that spits blazing fire and any hunter who faces this fierce and deadly monster is in danger of being engulfed in a hellish inferno. Another monster introduced in the trailer is Dodogama, a rock-eating wyvern that possesses a unique saliva that causes rock to become explosive, a hazardous mix it will spit at its foes to warn off attackers.
Meanwhile, the final beta will run for all PlayStation 4 users, beginning in North America on January 18 and ending on January 22. “In addition to the previously released Great Jagras, Anjanath and Barroth quests, players will now be able to battle against the game’s terrifying and challenging flagship monster Nergigante,” Capcom confirmed.
The game’s first major content update post-launch will include fan-favorite monster Deviljho. The update is planned for spring 2018, and Monster Hunter: World launches on January 26 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A PC release will follow in fall 2018.