▲ The in-game demonstration of Deviljho.
※ The names of the quests and items are temporary translations and will be changed once the official English terms are out.
The first free major update will be coming to Monster Hunter: World on March 22nd.
Monster Hunter: World streamed a special broadcast at 11:00 PM UTC, March 14th, in order to celebrate a total of 7.5 million copies sold worldwide and introduce the future contents coming to MHW and their demonstrations.
The stream featured ‘Spring Blossom Festival’, the seasonal event held in April; the demonstration of the Mega Man collaboration quest; the announcement of Devil May Cry; the Deviljho quest demonstration in which the audience could see Deviljho, a new large monster in MHW.
Spring Blossom Festival is the first seasonal event in Monster Hunter: World, which will begin from April 6th to 19th UTC.
The Gathering Hub on the 4th floor will be decorated in the spring theme while NPC will be dressed up in festival attire. Also, players will be able to accept most of the old, limited-time event quests again and 2 Lucky Vouchers will be rewarded as a daily login bonus.
Also, Impact 702, the Greatsword design that won in the weapon design contest held prior to the release of MHW will be added in-game. This weapon can be crafted with the materials given as quest rewards for A Long Dream of Hunters, starting from April 6th.
The next was the demonstration of Ratshu Uproar, the collaboration event quest with Mega Man. This quest asks players to hunt 2 Odogarons in a row, including the smallest Odogaron, with different BGM played depending on the weapon of player’s choice during the quest.
Players can craft weapons and a full armor set for Palico Cat using the Mega Man Ticket, which they can obtain by completing the quest. The Mega Man collaboration quest will be open starting from April 13th.
▲ The demonstration of Impact 702.
Next was followed by the news of Devil May Cry collaboration. The exact date for the opening of the collaboration quest was not revealed, although the introduction included details on the armor that is based on Dante, a protagonist in Devil May Cry, and the Charge Blade with a special gimmick. More details are to be revealed soon.
Meanwhile, Hunter’s Demeanor, a ticket that allows players to re-customize their character appearance, will be coming to MHW in spring. Hunter’s Demeanor is a character appearance change coupon and an in-game purchase that will let players change their character’s gender, facial appearance, voice, and other detailed settings.
Also, a free Character Edit Voucher will be given to all players on March 16th to celebrate the release of the character appearance change coupon.
Lastly, the broadcast included an in-game demonstration of Deviljho, the large monster that will be added during the first free major update. During the demonstration, the Deviljho had very aggressive attacking patterns, including holding other monsters like Kulu-Ya-Ku or Great Jagras in its jaw and flinging them, or firing its deadly breathe around it during its rage fit.
Near the end of the demonstration, Bazelgeuse came interrupting the fight, which both monsters began to attack each other. The two monsters flew into their rage mode upon encounter and began creating a havoc.
Deviljho will be added to MHW through the update on March 22nd, and will make its appearance by interrupting 6★, 7★ quests after players have completed, ??? Rathian, the main story quest. Once they manage to meet certain conditions, they will be able to unlock the special assignment from the Deviljho quest.