Monster Hunter Rise Demo and Digital Event – January 2021 Recap

Jan 11, 2021
Jan 11
Yuri Araujo

Greetings, Hunters! And Happy 2021!

We’re starting the New Year strong with a bevy of Monster Hunter Rise news, including new monster and feature reveals and the release of a downloadable Demo!

The news was brought to you by the Monster Hunter dev team in Japan via our Monster Hunter Digital Event – January 2021. If you’ve already watched the live stream or VOD, you’re good to go. Otherwise, here’s a quick recap:

Demo – your chance to try out the inventive new gameplay in Monster Hunter Rise is here! Take on two Training Quests and two Hunting Quests to try out all the new gameplay mechanics (Wirebug, Wyvern Riding, Palamutes, etc.) we have in store! More info on the demo here.

Frost Islands – once a nest of huge dragons a long time ago. It is said many heroes went there to try and slay them, to no avail. Similar to the Shrine Ruins and Flooded Forest, you can expect to encounter a wide variety of monsters and endemic life.

Goss Harag – a Fanged Beast capable of creating blades of ice to attack its prey. Its chilling presence should not be taken lightly…

Returning Monsters – along with the new icy region and Goss Harag, we’ve also revealed the return of some fearsome fan-favorite foes: Khezu, Great Baggi, Lagombi, Barioth, Tigrex, and Mizutsune!

Magnamalo – the flagship monster of Monster Hunter Rise shows off some of its tricks, including tail attacks that seem to spew a gas that looks like hellfire!

Wyvern Riding – this brand-new hunting technique uses the Ironsilk from Wirebugs to bind monsters allowing you to control them. Now you can take their immense power and use it to hunt other monsters! Check out a more in-depth overview of this feature in our tutorial video below.

NPC Introductions – meet more of the cast of colorful characters that inhabit Kamura Village and will help you in your journey to fight back against the impending Rampage.

And if you’re in the mood to watch (or re-watch) some Monster Hunter Rise videos, here they are:

Monster Hunter Digital Event – January 2021

Watch the full 20-minute presentation from our dev team in Japan:

Monster Hunter Rise Hunting 101

Check out these two tutorial videos to get a thorough breakdown of two of the core new gameplay mechanics in Monster Hunter Rise: Wirebugs and Wyvern Riding. Highly recommended viewing before playing the demo.

Enjoy the demo and Happy Hunting!

Let’s rock! Five Devil May Cry music albums just launched on Steam!

Dec 15, 2020
2020 Dec 15
Yuri Araujo

Just like a perfectly timed Judgement Cut, today we’re following up on Vergil’s arrival by releasing some additional content on Steam, in the form of awesome head-bangin’ Devil May Cry music albums!

For the uninitiated, Steam now has a section of their store dedicated to music. This is most commonly used for soundtracks of games available on Steam (and you’ll find the Devil May Cry 5 OST there as well!), but it’s also open to any music release… hence Devil May Cry HR/HM Arrange. It’s one hell of an album, so I definitely recommend checking it out.

Alright, enough from me. Between Vergil and these rockin’ tunes, you’ve got enough to juggle today. Keep it SSStylish!

The Game Awards 2020 – New Monster Hunter Rise Trailer and Demo Revealed!

Dec 11, 2020
2020 Dec 11
Yuri Araujo

Put on your waterproof boots and prepare to wade through the Flooded Forest and confront slippery new foes in Monster Hunter Rise.

It’s also time to start getting your Nintendo Switch ready for your first taste of Monster Hunter Rise with the free, public demo that will be released in January.

In our last Monster Hunter Rise trailer and blog, we introduced the main story and setting, the all-new Shrine Ruins locale and the new core gameplay mechanics: Wirebug and Palamute. Now, it’s time to expand the horizons and unveil the marshy wetlands of the Flooded Forest.

Flooded Forest

Of course, as new areas are introduced, we are bound to see new life inhabit them and fight to protect their turf. In addition to returning favorite swamp-dwellers Royal Ludroth and Great Wroggi, today we also met the intoxicating Somnacanth and the trickster Bishaten.


We also got another look at our preparations for the impending Rampage, including a glimpse at the Stronghold. Are you ready to face a huge stampede of monsters?

The Stronghold
The Stronghold

We know you’re itching to get your hands on Monster Hunter Rise, so we’re preparing a free demo to give you a little taste of what we have in store. All we can say for now is the demo is slated for a January 2021 release, so stay tuned!

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection and Capcom Arcade Stadium come to Nintendo Switch in February 2021!

Dec 11, 2020
2020 Dec 11
Kellen Haney

Announced at The Game Awards 2020, Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection sees the return of the gallant knight, Arthur, as he embarks on a brand-new quest to rescue the princess from the devious Demon Realm! Plus, dozens of arcade classics make their return with a slew of new features in Capcom Arcade Stadium!

Ghouls, Ghosts, ‘n Goblins

There are few spots more idyllic than the hilltop looking out over the kingdom. It’s here that the noble princess and her gallant knight, Arthur, enjoy spending time together… but their time together is unexpectedly cut short when malicious monsters appear and take off with the princess! Taken by surprise and only able to watch as the princess is kidnapped to the Demon Realm, the chivalrous Arthur dons his armor and embarks on a quest to rescue the princess and save the day!

For over 35 years, Ghosts ‘n Goblins games have tested and delighted players with challenging gameplay, gigantic bosses, and a cast of familiar foes, including Zombies, Skeleton Murderers, Pigmen, and, of course, the infamous Red Arremer. This time around, Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “side scroller.” With the story being presented on an in-game scroll of parchment, Arthur will run, jump, battle, and navigate his way across platforms, pits, and tricky terrain in a storybook-like world while he tries to keep his armor – and his honor – intact on his quest to save the princess.

Seasoned Knights need not worry; this is a brand-new take on the GnG you know and love. Filled with deadly enemies, devious traps, and delightful levels that will put your skills to the test Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection takes cues from both the original Ghosts ‘n Goblins as well as the sequel, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, to create entirely new challenges. Knights of all kinds can bravely journey into the Demon Realm by selecting one of multiple difficulty modes, including Squire, Knight, and Legend. For new apprentices who are just learning to throw a lance, Page mode allows them to respawn on the spot with unlimited lives.

Arthur will have plenty of options to dispatch his enemies. Multiple familiar weapons make their return, including the classic Lance and the deadly Dagger, with new, unique weapons making their first appearance, including the crushing Hammer and fatal Spiked Ball. Magic returns, too, giving Arthur a variety of spells to unleash on his enemies, including the sizzling Firewall and the crackling Thunderstorm. Knights of all kinds will need to find the right combination of weapon, magic, and skills that works best for them if they wish to survive the perilous journey through the Demon Realm!

Insert Coin

The year is 199X. You just finished a bottle of clear cola. There are blacklights everywhere, and you can feel the crunch of the thin carpet – decorated with neon shapes and squiggles – beneath your tennis shoes. It’s your third attempt at impatiently jamming a $5 bill into the token machine, and you can barely hear the clicks and whirs of the bill (finally) being accepted over all the noise in the arcade. But a moment later, the ping of tokens spilling out greets your ears, and as you scoop each handful into your pockets, you look out over all the colorful cabinets and think… what am I going to play next?

Relive the heyday of arcades with Capcom Arcade Stadium, featuring 32 classics from the mid-1980s through the early 2000s! Start your tour with a free download of 1943 – The Battle of Midway –, or see where Arthur’s journey began with the stand-alone add-on of Ghosts ‘n Goblins. You can also grab your favorite games from three different arcade packs spanning multiple eras! Packs include 80’s nostalgia trips like BIONIC COMMANDO and STRIDER, and games that defined the 90’s arcade revolution – including SUPER STREET FIGHTER II TURBO. Ready to go all-in on the classic arcade experience? You can grab all three packs of 10 games and the Ghosts ‘n Goblins stand-alone add-on at once with the “all-in” pack, and enjoy them all any time you want!

The full arcade experience is available to you, too, with lots of modern features on top of local co-op (up to four players for games that support it). Game Speed and Difficulty Level can be adjusted, allowing you to slow things down (or speed things up!) to your liking, while a Rewind feature allows you to run it back and try again if things don’t go quite as planned. For the ultimate nostalgia trip, additional Display Settings, Display Filters, and even various frames, including a variety of 3D-rendered arcade cabinets, can add a classic touch to the visuals.

For avid arcade players, we have even more in store: Playing games, earning in-game accomplishments, and completing challenges earns CASPO – think of it like a running score tracker, or experience points. As you accrue CASPO, you’ll earn new 2D and 3D frames to display in-game. Those looking to see how they stack up against the competition can claim their place on the online leaderboards in “Timed Challenge” and “Score Challenge” game modes for their favorite titles.

Are you ready to CHALLENGE AGAIN? Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection and Capcom Arcade Stadium both launch in February 2021 on Nintendo Switch!

“Monster Hunter” movie crossover coming to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Nov 25, 2020
2020 Nov 25
Yuri Araujo

The “Monster Hunter” movie is fast approaching its theatrical release around the globe, so to celebrate the occasion, we’re inviting star Milla Jovovich as Artemis for a special crossover in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne!

Starting December 3rd at 4:00pm PST / December 4th at 00:00 GMT, two new limited time Event Quests will be available in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, as a two-part single player side story where you’ll play as Artemis. To really immerse you in the movie atmosphere, Artemis will be voiced by Milla Jovovich herself, and will be speaking in English while NPCs will speak in Monster Hunter Language. You’ll understand once you jump in the quests. 😉

And of course, clearing both quests will also get some nifty rewards from the “Monster Hunter”movie!

“The New World”

The first Event Quest on the menu is called “The New World” pits Artemis against a fierce Black Diablos in the Wildspire Waste. Once you clear this one, you’ll get materials to craft the Artemis α+ armor set, from the “Monster Hunter” movie.

As proof your victory over Black Diablos, the armor set features handy skills to help in future Diablos hunts, such as Earplugs, Health Boost, Stun Resistance and the set bonus skills Hasten Recovery (usually found on the Nergigante armor) and Great Luck.

“To Our World”

The second Event Quest, “To Our World” will show up after you clear “The New World” and will provide a much bigger challenge… a Rathalos!

I won’t spoil what makes this quest special, but as a reward, you’ll get to craft the Artemis Layered Armor, from the “Monster Hunter” movie.

Special Item Pack

We’re also prepping a special item pack to celebrate the crossover, including a great chance to get an Earplug Jewel+. Log in starting Nov. 26th at 4:00pm PST / Nov. 27th at 00:00 GMT to claim the following items:

  • Ancient Potion x30
  • Dust of Life x30
  • Golden Egg x10
  • True Armor Sphere x3
  • Earplug Jewel+ x1

NOTE: “Monster Hunter” movie Event Quests and the Item Pack will be available until December 2nd, 2021 at 3:59pm PST / 23:59 GMT. Item Pack can only be redeemed once per character.

“Monster Hunter” movie releases into the wild starting this December! For more information, click here.

Happy Hunting!

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition patch info: High Framerate Mode and more

Nov 20, 2020
2020 Nov 20
Yuri Araujo

A patch went live for Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S (coming soon for Xbox Series X|S) adjusting the behavior of “High Framerate Mode” and addressing the following bugs:

High Framerate Mode

  • When “High Framerate Mode” is set to “OFF”, the game now limits framerate to 60fps.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the game freezes when fighting mirage Goliath during 3 player matching.
  • Fixed a bug where the player can get stuck when defeating Gilgamesh with a gas cylinder explosion using Vergil.
  • Fixed a bug where Nightmare will appear white when reflected in glass while disappearing, using Vergil and performing World of V.
  • Fixed a bug where the game would play the wrong sound effect when hitting a certain boss.
  • Fixed a bug where the Game Analysis Team’s jobs displayed as “Brazil Community Manager” in the credits of Vergil mode.
  • Fixed a bug where the game would display at 2K, 120Hz on certain monitors even when the system settings are set to output at 4K.
  • Fixed a bug where an application error would display during Urizen’s tentacle attack in Vergil mode.

UPDATE (Nov. 24): the patch is now live on Xbox Series X|S as well.

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition kicks off the Next-Gen launch party in SSStyle!

Nov 13, 2020
2020 Nov 13
Yuri Araujo

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition is finally here, just in time to showcase the true power of Next-Gen gaming! Whether you’re a SSSeasoned DMC player or jumping into it for the first time with DMC5SE, here’s a handy SPOILER-FREE recap guide of everything you get to play right from the start:

Playable Vergil
(Now also available as DLC for Devil May Cry 5 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)

If you’ve been following our news and updates since the Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition announcement, you should know Vergil is a pretty big deal for this version of the game. You’ll be able to start playing as him right away!

SIDE NOTE: a quick word of warning to newcomers. If you’re looking to experience the full story of DMC5SE, I recommend starting with the Nero / V / Dante campaign. The Vergil campaign assumes you have already played the original story, and offers fewer story moments. And if you want to get a refresher on the story of previous games, look for the brief overview “History of DMC” on the main menu.

Vergil comes fully equipped with his signature weapons and various forms of power. Of course, you’ll be able to power-up those weapons and abilities even more with Red Orbs, but here’s a quick breakdown of his demonic arsenal:

  • Yamato – his classic katana-style sword, given to him by his father, Sparda. Its attacks are swift and capable of slicing demons with deadly precision.
  • Beowulf – a set of gauntlets and boots with immense destructive power. Take the time to charge its attacks and watch demons break apart.
  • Mirage Edge – a conjured sword resembling the Force Edge, capable of devastating combos and crowd control.
  • Mirage Blades – summoned swords that Vergil uses as long-range projectiles. These can also be summoned in various formations at the cost of Devil Trigger gauge.
  • Doppelganger – Vergil’s Devil Trigger manifested in a ghostly twin that shadows his moves. You can even tinker with some of Doppelganger’s behaviors by issuing commands with the d-pad (default controls).
  • Sin Devil Trigger – Vergil’s true power is unleashed, opening paths to brutal combos and obliterating damage potential.
  • World of V – this powerful new technique cleaves out Vergil’s human form, V, and his Familiars to shred and vaporize as many demons as possible.

Nero / V / Dante

Moving on from Vergil for now… DMC5SE also includes the entire contents of the 2019 release Devil May Cry 5. That means Nero, V and Dante are fully playable in their own Missions, the Void and Bloody Palace (after clearing the story once)!

WARNING: before braving Legendary Dark Knight mode (info below), I definitely recommend playing through the main Nero / V / Dante story once to unlock all their story-related abilities. There’s some serious character growth tied to gameplay that you won’t want to miss!

Anyways, let’s take a hot second to recap their playstyles and places in the story:

  • Nero kicks off the story of DMC5 by losing his Devil Bringer demon arm, but thanks to the mechanical genius of his friend Nico, he quickly acquires new replacements known as Devil Breakers. These powerful (but fragile) new arms join his trusty turbo-charged sword Red Queen and Blue Rose hand cannon, and open his playstyle up to even more SSStylish combos than ever.
  • V made his debut as the mysterious third protagonist in DMC5, bringing with him a completely new playstyle unlike anything else in the Devil May Cry series. Instead of fighting demons head on, V commands three Familiars: Griffon, Shadow and Nightmare. But that doesn’t mean V is always safe! His primary Familiars (Griffon and Shadow) have their own health gauges and can temporarily fall in battle. And one more thing: V has to be the one to land the finishing blow on his targets. Definitely a unique way to stylishly slay demons!
  • Dante returns with plenty of new tricks! Aside from his four signature styles (Trickster, Gunslinger, Swordmaster and Royal Guard) and his reliable Rebellion sword and Ebony & Ivory pistols, he gets access to a wild arsenal of weapons. Highlights include the Faust Hat (yes, a hat as a weapon) and the Caveliere motorcycle (yes, a motorcycle as a weapon). I’m not joking.

Special Edition Content

As part of the Special Edition package, you’ll be getting a handful of other nifty features and content. I’ve already got two lists in this blog, so why stop now?

  • Turbo Mode – dial up the speed of gameplay by 20%! And we mean all gameplay: running speed, enemy movement, enemy attacks, jumps, jump cancels, Judgement Cut windows, Red Queen Exceed, Max Act windows, everything! Don’t worry though… the awesome music plays at regular speed.
  • Legendary Dark Knight Mode – this one is categorized as a difficulty option (similar to Human, Devil Hunter, etc.) but it’s a little more than that. Did I say “a little?” I meant “A LOT.” As in… the game will throw A LOT more enemies at you at once! It actually feels like a completely different way to play DMC5SE. Friendly reminder to power-up in the standard story mode before trying this out… unless you’re really up for the challenge.
  • Deluxe Edition SSStuff – along with the original DMC5 release in 2019, we launched a Deluxe Edition featuring an assortment of cool items. Highlights include four unique Devil Breakers for Nero, the variant “Cavaliere R” weapon for Dante, battle music tracks from previous games and one of the best features in gaming history: pre-viz live action cutscenes!

Next-Gen Features

Ready for one more list? Of course you are. Next-Gen features; let’s go:

  • Reduced Load Times – things load so fast we had to add an optional feature that asks you to confirm mission start, so you’re not caught off guard. Also, so you can read the loading screen tips 🙂
  • Increased Frame Rates – up to 120fps, baby!
  • Ray Tracing – SSShiny new tech that allows us to trace rays of light and track as they bounce off surfaces, generating shadows and reflections in real time! NOTE: this feature is not available for DMC5SE on Xbox Series S.
  • 3D Audio – this one is a bit subtler, but if you have headphones on, you can actually pinpoint demons’ positions as they approach you based on audio cues alone!

Alright… I think that’s a pretty thorough roundup of all the key info on Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition; I just left some info out here and there to preserve any potential spoilers.

Before I go… here’s another list! You thought I was done? Foolishness!

  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Digital) – Available NOW on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Physical) – Available NOW on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
  • Vergil DLC for Devil May Cry 5 – Available NOW on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Now I’m done with lists.

Keep it SSStylish!

Important dates and info revealed for Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition

Oct 27, 2020
2020 Oct 27
Yuri Araujo

Attention devil hunters, today we just launched digital pre-orders for Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, so we also wanted to share some key dates and important info ahead of launch, including the release date for Vergil DLC for Devil May Cry 5 (Dec. 15th, 2020) and an update on ray tracing for Xbox Series S.

DMC5SE Pre-Order Bonus

Starting right now, you can pre-order Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S digital stores. Anyone who purchases the game by November 18th, 2020 will get a free pack of 100,000 Red Orbs. These are immensely useful early on in the game as they’ll help unlock moves, buy Devil Breakers, buy other Orbs and even bring you back from defeat in a pinch. Or… you can be a total badass and just hold onto them, saving up for some of those pricey Taunts. Up to you.

DMC5 Vergil DLC Release Date

We mentioned this early on alongside our game announcement, but never gave you a firm date or price. Well, it’s time to change that.

Our dev team has been hard at work in getting DMC5SE ready to launch the same day as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, so Vergil will be arriving on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC just a few weeks after that, on December 15th, 2020 and will cost just US$4.99 / €4.99 / £3.99.

To keep you motivated, we’ll leave you with a quick reminder that Vergil will be fully playable on Story Missions, The Void, and Bloody Palace.

An Update on Ray tracing for Xbox Series X|S

We’re excited to bring Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition to Xbox Series X|S with high frame rates up to 120 fps, enhanced 3D audio, reduced loading times, the Legendary Dark Knight difficulty, Turbo Mode and playable Vergil on both consoles.

Fans playing Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition on Xbox Series X will also experience the game in 4k resolution and with Direct X Ray Tracing. Both consoles deliver amazing next generation speed and performance, and while we are just now scratching the surface of what they can do our teams are eager to continue exploring the full capabilities of Xbox Series X|S in the future.

While ray tracing will be available as a downloadable title update on Xbox Series X, Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition will not support ray tracing on Xbox Series S.

Resident Evil Resistance adds a new update to the horde of content available now

Oct 01, 2020
2020 Oct 01
Kellen Haney

An additional title update for Resident Evil Resistance is available now, bringing new updates to the asymmetrical co-op survival horror game set in the Resident Evil universe! Since the game launched earlier this year, there’s been lots of free content added. You can now play as Jill Valentine, take direct control of the relentless pursuer Nemesis, explore multiple additional maps, and further customize both the Survivors as well as the Masterminds’ zombies and other creatures with costumes and gestures. Catch up on all the available content plus details on the latest update below!

Additional Friends and Foes
Jill Valentine was able to escape the remains of Raccoon City, but can she escape a series of twisted experiments? Jill joined the ranks of the Survivors shortly after the game launched earlier this year, bringing her training and skills as part of Raccoon City’s Special Tactics and Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) with her. With access to an arsenal of powerful weapons and the ability to quickly dodge enemy attacks, Jill joins the ranks of the Survivors as they attempt to escape sadistic experiments run by the Masterminds.

The selection of Masterminds expanded as well, adding a familiar face to the roster: Resident Evil 3’s own Nicholai. A master of weaponry in his own right, Nicholai brings powerful firearms to bear against the Survivors, matched only by his ability to take control of the ultimate bioweapon: Nemesis. Marking the first time Nemesis has been playable in a Resident Evil game, you’ll be able to crush the Survivors with powerful blows and unleash a rocket launcher to ensure they stay down for the count.

City Tour
Take a tour of the many different maps that are available! The Downtown, Abandoned Park, Casino, and Research Facility maps that were all available at launch still offer plenty of tricks, traps, and surprises in the hands of the right Mastermind, while three other maps have been added since to keep the Survivors on their toes.

The Prison map drops Survivors into the creepy corridors of an old penitentiary, providing a mix of cramped corridors and open prison cells. It’s perfect for a clever Mastermind to drop a few zombies in behind bars or around corners to keep the Survivors’ heart rates up… and their chances of survival down.

Meanwhile, two maps received remixed versions, keeping some familiar sights while changing the layout to raise the stakes for both Survivors and Masterminds alike. Re-visit the streets and buildings of Raccoon City with the Uptown map, and enjoy a spook-tacular time at the Bemusement Park. No ticket required, but you may have a hard time getting out once you’ve arrived at this perilous park.

Master of Customizing
Variety is the spice of life, as they say, and Survivors have quite an array of skills to choose from alongside customization options that allow them to personalize their abilities even further, with even more options added via updates since the game’s launch. Plus, additional gear has been added, giving the Survivors extra perks to help them overcome each nightmarish trial. Not to be outdone, Masterminds have also received new cards to play, allowing them to place their own modified traps and creatures to thwart the Survivors’ escape attempts.

That’s not counting all the other ways you can mix things up as you play, with a multitude of bonus costumes, weapon skins, environmental sprays, and even gestures for Survivors and Masterminds alike. Survivors can get physical with luchador costumes or take a walk on the wild side with animal costumes, while Masterminds can add a little flair to their shambling army with unique zombie skins. There are few things scarier than an undead clown leaping out from the shadows.

The Last Escape, For Now
With today’s update being the last planned update for Resident Evil Resistance for now, there’s lots of additional items to look forward to this time around.

Today’s update includes two weapon types for Survivors and new skill cards, as well as a new creature you may recognize from Resident Evil 3, the NE-α. It also includes specific cards based on Mastermind personality types that can only be used in certain areas. Also included are 35 Survivor skin color variations, 10 creature variations, and much more. Each character’s rank has also been upped from 20 to 25, and the Mastermind’s rank cap has been adjusted to unlock all skill cards at 20. Please check the official website for details.

That wraps up content updates for Resident Evil Resistance for now, but the development team will continue to keep an eye out for any issues. A balance update is also in the works, to be released in the next few days. We hope you continue to play and enjoy duking it out as both Survivors and Masterminds! Resident Evil Resistance is included with Resident Evil 3, available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC! For all the latest Resident Evil news, be sure to follow Resident Evil on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Fatalis, the Legendary Black Dragon, storms into Monster Hunter World: Iceborne!

Oct 01, 2020
2020 Oct 01
Yuri Araujo

Hunters of the Fifth Fleet, it’s time to pay a visit to a historical site, and confront a living legend…

Fatalis, the Legendary Black Dragon

Passed down from generation to generation as just a legend, Fatalis is said to have wiped out an entire kingdom overnight. Such power and potential makes for very scary stories, but little evidence was ever made available. However, the Guild has now confirmed the return of this mythical Elder Dragon; it’s heading straight to Castle Schrade to finish what it had started.

Hunters, make sure you bring out your best gear and keep your wits about you venturing into this quest. Weapons from the castle’s last stand are still available—hopefully functional—and you’ll need all the help you can get to fend off the Legendary Black Dragon… and survive to tell the tales.

Version 15.01 Patch Notes

NOTE: Before you can take on the Special Assignment to hunt Fatalis, you must be MR 24 or higher, have completed at least the Safi’jiiva Recon Assignment, and have encountered Alatreon in its Special Assignment at least once.


Fall Seasonal Event – Fun Fright Fest

Our next seasonal event in Iceborne will be all about monsters. No, not the ones you hunt in Quests; we’re talking creatures of darkness… demons, succubi, and ghosts!

But don’t worry! These aren’t real. At least not in Astera or Seliana anyway. So we’re decking out the Seliana Gathering Hub with sinister new décor and tuning the music selection to “spooky.” We invite you to partake in the activities and, if you’re brave enough, try out our new seasonal food platter. Its nutritional value is a mystery worth the dare.

And as per tradition, we’ll feature a plethora of items to craft and collect: Armor Sets, Layered Armor, Weapon Pendants, Palico Gear, a Poogie Outfit and more!

Fun Fright Fest will run from October 16 until November 5 UTC.

Fun Fright Fest

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Another Arch-Tempered Elder Dragon was just spotted on the horizon. This time, it’s none other than the flagship monster of Iceborne, Velkhana! Get ready to brave the harsh conditions of the Hoarfrost Reach once more and face off against the extremely powerful Arch-Tempered Velkhana.

Those who manage to vanquish this ruthless Elder Dragon will be awarded a special Weapon Pendant and materials to craft the versatile Velkhana γ (gamma) armor set.

Arch-Tempered Velkhana Event Quest will be live from October 16 UTC until November 5 UTC.

Arch-Tempered Velkhana

Clutch Claw Boost

With the arrival of new threats, Hunters must ready themselves as best as they can to stand a chance. And to help nudge the odds in your favor, we’re adding a new armor skill, called Clutch Claw Boost.

This handy new skill will allow heavy weapons (Great Sword, Hammer, Hunting Horn, Lance, Switch Axe, Charge Blade, Heavy Bowgun) to also draw slinger ammo from monsters—similar to what light weapons are capable of doing—while tenderizing a monster’s hide with their Clutch Claw weapon attack.

Conversely, light weapons (Long Sword, Sword & Shield, Dual Blades, Gunlance, Insect Glaive, Light Bowgun, Bow) will also benefit from this skill by tenderizing monsters’ hides with a single Clutch Claw weapon attack, while also drawing slinger ammo.

Master Rank Layered Armor

Calling all Fashion Hunters! The feature you’ve been waiting for is finally here. As of this latest update, Master Rank armor sets will now be available to craft as Layered Armor! Some sets will be tied to upcoming Event Quest rewards, but most sets are now available for crafting, mixing and matching. Now’s your time to shine: go, and become the Master Fashion Hunters!

Elder Melder Decorations

Good news for Hunters looking for some rare Decorations: the Elder Melder will now be able to craft some especially elusive jewels:

  • Elementless Jewel 2
  • Shield Jewel 2
  • Sharp Jewel 2
  • Dragonseal Jewel 3
  • Mighty Bow Jewel 2
  • Mind’s Eye Jewel 2

PC / Steam – Street Fighter V Collaboration Quests

Here come new challengers! Ryu and Sakura make their way into the Steam version of Monster Hunter: World as Full Armor Sets and Layered Armor, part of special limited time Challenge Quests (special quests that take place in the Arena and offer you preset equipment choices). Fight hard and come out victorious in these quests to craft these fierce Full Armor Sets:

  • “Down the Dark, Muddy Path”
  • “Empress in Full Bloom” (I, II, III)
  • “The Awakened Satsui No Hado” (I, II, III)

And if you’re looking for Layered version of these outfits, you’ll want to complete these two Event Quests as well:

  • “When Blue Dust Surpasses Red Lust”
  • “The Heralds of Destruction Cry”

Street Fighter V Collaboration Challenge Quests will be available from October 1 UTC until November 5 UTC.

Challenge Quest – Empress in Full Bloom
Challenge Quest – The Awakened Satsui no Hado

Good luck, and may the Sapphire Star light your way!