Monster Hunter World release date confirmed for January 26th 2018

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Capcom's Monster Hunter World will release worldwide on PS4 and Xbox One on January 26th 2018, the publisher has announced, with the PC release to follow at a later date.

The news comes straight out of Tokyo Games Show, which kicked off this morning with a press conference from Sony. Pre-orders for Monster Hunter World also open today, with several pre-order bonuses to get stuck in with for both the standard version of the game and the newly-announced digital deluxe and physical collector's editions.

In Europe, players who pre-order the PS4 or Xbox One versions either digitally or physically from participating retailers will get access to a special armour set and a unique talisman, which will give players improved starter stats and an extra gathering skill. Digital pre-orders on the PlayStation Store will also come with a custom PS4 theme.

The digital deluxe edition, meanwhile, includes a copy of the game and additional customisable options that can be used in-game – a Samurai Skin set, three gestures, two sticker sets and an extra face paint and hair style option for the hunter. The PS4 version also includes 14-weapon themed PSN avatars.

The physical collector's edition (above), on the other hand, includes a a physical copy of the game, everything in the digital deluxe edition, plus an art book, a monster statue and a soundtrack CD, all of which will be presented in a custom collector's box. Exact pricing has yet to be announced, however.

To see the game in action, check out the new TGS trailer below:

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