As if Monster Hunter: World wasn’t popular enough already – it’s currently the best selling PS4 game in Japan – it seems the game will receive a new PS4 bundle, Capcom announced during a livestream from Japan. The PlayStation 4 Monster Hunter: World Value Pack will release in the Land of the Rising Sun on July 26 for 32,980 yen (approximately $293 USD) and will include a PlayStation 4 slim (more than likely the 1Tb PS4 slim), a physical copy of Monster Hunter: World, the new strategy handbook, and one free month of PlayStation Plus.
According to a report by DualShockers, the game will also get a “‘Best Price‘ discounted version for 4,990 yen plus taxes in physical dirk. The digital version will drop to 4,620 yen plus taxes, and the digital deluxe version will cost 5,546 yen plus taxes.” These prices will take effect on August 2, but it’s unclear whether other regions (particularly here in the West) will be affected. Additionally, DualShockers also reports that “a bundle with the aforementioned Strategy Handbook and seven days of PlayStation Plus will cost 5,500 yen plus taxes.” Similarly, it’s unclear whether this bundle package will be available in the West. And there’s no confirmation whether the PlayStation 4 Monster Hunter: World Value Pack will make its way over to other regions, so we may be stuck hunting monsters with outdated equipment.
In our review of the game, we gave it a 9.5/10, saying, “This is the modernization that Monster Hunter definitely needed. Not only is it the most dynamic title in the series to date, it’s just a fantastic action role-playing game. Even if you’ve bounced off the series in the past, I highly recommend giving Monster Hunter: World a try. It’s where the series finally truly clicked for me, and that is very much by design. Capcom has updated their formula for a new generation, and it’s a real treat for all.”
Monster Hunter: World is currently available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the PC version scheduled to launch on August 9, 2018.