Following the release date announcement at Sony Interactive Entertainment’s pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, Capcom sent in a Monster Hunter World press kit showcasing the limited “Rathalos Edition” PS4 Pro.
To be a bit more precise, the actual name is “Liolaeus Edition,” but Liolaeus us Rathalos’ Japanese name.
The console is a CUH-7100 series PS4 Pro with 1 terabyte hard disk drive, retailing in Japan on December 7th, just in time to take the holiday season by storm. Pre-orders will begin tomorrow, September 20th, at noon Japan time.
If you’re wondering, this means that the console will launch before the game does on January 26th. It’s not unlikely that Sony wanted to get it out in time for the Holiday shopping season. That being said, the bundle does include a download code for the game, which will unlock at midnight on release day.
At the moment there is no indication about a possible western release for the console, but you can see what it looks like in the gallery below, alongside its box and DualShock 4.
If you want to see more about the game, you can enjoy out our gameplay and impressions from Gamescom, where it won our top award, the reader-voted Game of the Show. The recording from the dedicated San Diego Comic Con panel have also been published.
You can also take a gander at the “Hunting 101” trailer, another trailer showing the Wildspire Waste map, a batch of great screenshots showing the same area, one more recent gameplay video, a series of trailers showcasing all fourteen weapons included in the game, and more impressive direct feed gameplay.