Capcom confirmed during the Sony PlayStation Showcase at Paris Games Week that a beta for Monster Hunter: World will be available exclusively for PlayStation Plus users starting 9th – 12th December 2017. In addition, special Horizon Zero Dawn content featuring Aloy’s bow and full armour set plus a Palico armour will be available for Monster Hunter: World exclusively on PlayStation 4.

Starting from 9th December, players from around the world can experience three fearsome quests as they join up with other hunters online or take on the beasts alone in the exclusive beta for PlayStation Plus users. Running for three days, hunters participating in the beta can tackle the hungry Great Jagras, a scavenger capable of swallowing other monsters whole, or the fiery and territorial Anjanath, both of which roam the dense and complex eco-system within the Ancient Forest. For those feeling brave, enough they can adventure to the desert land of the Wildspire Waste where the armoured Barroth can be found lurking in the muddy waters, waiting to unleash its devastating charge attack.

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Horizon Zero Dawn’s young machine hunter Aloy comes to life in Monster Hunter: World for PS4. With Aloy’s bow and full armour set as well as Palico armour that can make the player’s Palico look like a machine from Horizon Zero Dawn. The full armour set will make any player character look like Aloy from head to toe, including facial likeness. After completing the Horizon
Zero Dawn collaboration event quest, which is planned to be distributed to online players post-launch, special materials can be obtained to forge collaboration equipment. By bringing the necessary materials to the in-game facility (Smithy), players will be able to forge the Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration equipment. Details on the exact timing and availability of the Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration quest will be revealed soon.

Monster Hunter: World launches on January 26th, 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a PC release coming at a later date.