Are you ready to celebrate a very special event with Capcom’s Monster Hunter? This month the series will celebrate 15 years since it was first released on 11 March 2004. On the official Monster Hunter website, you can see the announcement:
Calling All Hunters!
Monster Hunter will celebrate its 15th anniversary in March 2019!
The celebration is dedicated to all the hunters who have and continue to show their love and support for all things Monster Hunter. The festivities are fast approaching so stay tuned for more announcements!
At the bottom of the announcement, we also get an image of the future expansion called Iceborne. All the details revealed so far are that the expansion will obviously come with more quest rank, monsters, places, equipment, and new moves.
Until we learn more this spring about the expansion, let’s see what this 15th anniversary will bring. The celebration has already begun with the sale of special edition microSD cards from Honma Corporation and FolloWWind.
Capcom has begun releasing all sorts of limited edition stuff, and the microSD cards are just a part of it. There are three variants of print, each featuring different images – either the Monster Hunter crest, a cat print, or Rathalos, each coming with their adapters.
The microSD cards are already for preorder (they’re in Japan stores now) and should be available starting with 25 April. All cards are 16 GB class-10 and cost JPY1980, which is roughly $18. We have no idea whether the cards will be sold outside Japan yet.
What we do know is that Monster Hunter World should get some impressive events this week and the next one to celebrate the anniversary in-game. At the moment, there is no new event in the game, except for The Witcher 3 crossover.
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