Monster Hunter: World gets free trial on Xbox One

Over the past few months, Monster Hunter: World has received many crossover events. Recently, Capcom announced that Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher series would be joining the game. The company also stated that an expansion called "Iceborne" would launch sometime in 2019.

Monster Hunter: World is a fantastic experience, but if you're on the fence about trying it, then you'll be glad to know that it's getting a free trial on Xbox One starting December 11, 2018. The trial ends on December 17.

Monster Hunter: World launched on Xbox One on January 26. The Monster Hunter franchise started off on the PlayStation 2 in 2004, but then became a Nintendo exclusive for many years. Games like Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter 4, and even Monster Hunter Generations were only available on systems like the Nintendo Wii.

The premise behind Monster Hunter: World might be simple, but it tells a rather complex story. Once every decade, monsters known Elder Dragons trek across the water to travel to the region known as the New World. This migration event is referred to as the Elder Crossing. To get to the bottom of this mysterious pattern, the Guild has formed the Research Commission, dispatching them in large groups to the New World. The Guild is the main governing body in the Monster Hunter universe. They work alongside the Elder Dragon Observation to monitor and research particular species of interest.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.