Capcom says it represents a “solid start” and has helped the series surpass lifetime sales of 58 million units as of September 13, 2019.
The $40/£40 add-on, which is set for release on PC in January 2020, requires the base Monster Hunter: World game to play.
Monster Hunter: World, which released in January 2018, is Capcom’s best-selling game of all-time, having shipped 13.1 million units as of June 30, 2019.
VGC’s 5/5 Monster Hunter World Iceborne review labelled the game “an essential upgrade for hunters craving new monsters, challenges, and gear”.
Ryozo Tsujimoto, head of Capcom’s consumer games development division 2 and producer of the Monster Hunter series since 2007, has told VGC the publisher is “not giving up” on the idea of creating new original game series, despite its recent focus on core franchises like Resident Evil and Monster Hunter.