Monster Hunter World: Iceborne already has a massive roster of creatures to hunt, ranging from all-new additions to longtime series mainstays. However, there is one fan-favorite beast that has been conspicuously absent from the expansion so far. According to a recent leak, this may be set to change.
Zinogre is a massive wolf-like monster that first debuted in 2010’s Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, where it was immediately a hit with fans. For reference, footage from Zinogre’s most recent appearance in last year’s Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate has been attached below, courtesy of the Boss Fight Database YouTube Channel. Although the creature was nowhere to be found in Monster Hunter World, a leak from a Japanese copyright database suggests that it may finally return in Iceborne.
The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers, and Publishers (JASRAC) recently registered two background music tracks, both of which include the name “Zinogre” in their titles. Furthermore, both songs are denoted as being “from Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.” Last but not least, each song is claimed by Capcom and composer Tadayoshi Makino, who has previously written music for Monster Hunter World. Given all this information, it seems incredibly likely that Zinogre will finally make a comeback in Iceborne.
Zinogre would be just one of the many additions and enhancements included in Iceborne. Along with an extensive bestiary of monsters, the expansion will also feature plenty of gameplay enhancements to create a smoother experience for hunters new and old. Read our previous reporting to learn more.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will release on September 6 for PS4 and Xbox One. It will also release on PC a few months later in January 2020.