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New Monster Hunter World Iceborne Trailer Confirms The Tigrex’s Return

And hints the return of another

by Jelani James

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Following a sequence of brief trailers showing off a few changes the weapons will receive once Monster Hunter: World Iceborne arrives, Capcom has released another trailer confirming the return of the Tigrex.

For what it’s worth, it wasn’t hard to foresee the Tigrex’s return since you could hear its roar at the end of a previous trailer, but it’s still nice to get visual confirmation.

The Tigrex, for those unfamiliar with it, hails from Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (2007), and is notable for being incredibly aggressive — even more so once its health lowers and starts to enter rage mode after so much as being looked at funny. It’s moveset is generally seen as an improved version of normal wyverns (double bites, 180 degree turns after charging, 360 degree tail whip, etc.), and is one of the few monsters that can actually damage hunters with its roar.

It’s unknown how many of its past traits it will inherit from prior iterations, but it’s sure to get some new tricks like the other monsters from the Old World. From the looks of it, it will also have a Turf War with Odogaron in the Rotten Vale once it arrives.

In addition to Tigrex, the trailer also revealed there will be a new hub near Hoarfrost Reach, bringing the total number up to three, as well as Jagras mounts and several scenes from Iceborne’s story. We also get to see a short encounter with the newest elder dragon, Velkhana.

Lastly, there appears to be a new addition coming to the Wildspire Waste. It looks like the Glavenus from Generations (2015/2016).

Monster Hunter: World Iceborne is due out for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Sept. 6.

Check out the latest trailer below:

 

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