Monster Hunter World commercial in Japan confirms inclusion of the Elder Dragon Kirin

By Stephany Nunneley
13 January 2018 17:51 GMT

Another Elder Dragon has been announced for Monster Hunter World, thanks to a Japanese commercial for the open-world title.

Over in Japan, a short Monster Hunter World commercial is being aired, and it provides a super-quick glimpse of the Kirin Elder Dragon.

Kirin can summon lightning to strike attackers, and one of its main elements is Thunder. While it’s horn is rather fragile, it’s body is another story due to sporting tough hide and tightly packed fur. Because of this, most body attacks will bounce off Kirin, so go for the head and the horn when trying to defeat it.

It’s important to note these creatures are super fast and it’s almost impossible to outrun. In other words: prepare to be gored.

Watch on YouTube

In the Monster Hunter World video above, Arekkz tells you everything you need to know about the Kirin Elder Dragon.

Kirin is just one of the Elder Dragons which will appear in Monster Hunter World alongside Kushala Daora, Teostra, and the new Dodogama dragon. If you missed the trailer featuring the latter three, be sure to hit up that link.

A third and final Monster Hunter World beta will kick off next week on January 18 in North America, and January 19 in Europe and Japan. It will run through January 22 and like the previous two, the tester is PS4-exclusive.

The upcoming beta will keep the hunts seen in the previous two for Jagras, Anjanath and Barroth, and also add a new quest to hunt the game’s flagship monster, Nergigante.

Monster Hunter World is out January 26 on PS4, and Xbox One. The PC version is due out sometime this fall, a good 7 months after consoles.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 merch