More news coming out of Paris Games Week, this time for Monster Hunter: World and some exclusive content for the Playstation 4. First up, a Beta will be running from December 9th to the 12th. Sounds like there will be three monsters available to hunt then and a Playstation Plus account is required. From the press release: "Running for three days, hunters participating in the beta can tackle the hungry Great Jagras, a scavenger capable of swallowing other monsters whole, or the fiery and territorial Anjanath, both of which roam the dense and complex eco-system within the Ancient Forest. For those feeling brave enough they can adventure to the desert land of the Wildspire Waste where the armored Barroth can be found lurking in the muddy waters, waiting to unleash its devastating charge attack."
Secondly, the main character from the Playstation exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn, Aloy, will in essence become a playable character in Monster Hunter: World as both Aloy's full armor set and bow will become forgeable equipment. You must first complete the Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration event which will be distributed via download shortly after the game's release. With the event complete materials can be collected to forge the armor and weapon, as well Palico armor that will make the your Palico look like a machine from Horizon Zero Dawn. With the full set on your character, even Aloy's facial likeness will be represented.
Monster Hunter: World release on PS4 and Xbox One January 26th, 2018. Speaking of Horizon Zero Dawn, it's now available on the Playstation Store at a discount. Anyone can get it at 22% off but as part of the double bonus for PS Plus members, it goes down to 44% off.