Monster Hunter World: Iceborne - New Videos For Sword And Shield And Dual Blades Debuts

High flying stunts now included in the move set for Sword and Shield users.
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Capcom shows off the newest mechanics and moves for the Sword and Shield and Dual Blades in Monster Hunter World.
Capcom shows off the newest mechanics and moves for the Sword and Shield and Dual Blades in Monster Hunter World. Capcom

With the impending release of the massive Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter World, Capcom has been working overtime to giving us new videos that showcase some of the coolest new moves that we’ll get to play around with for different weapons. Last time, we saw an introduction to the Clutch Claw, plus new moves for both the Long Sword and Great Sword when used in conjunction with it.

The next two videos for these new and improved combat moves has finally dropped, and now we get to see them in action. Take a look at the two videos below showcasing the Sword and Shield and the Dual Blades.

First off, we have the ever so stylish Sword and Shield. Now, to those familiar with Monster Hunter World before Iceborne, you already know that the Sword and Shield is the only weapon combo that allows you to use the Slinger with the weapon drawn. Of course, with the coming update changing that, the developers noted during the reveal livestream that Sword and Shield will get some new moves updated with a Slinger attack, which you can see at the beginning of the video. After firing his sling, the Hunter pulls back and jumps into the air for this incredibly smooth attack.

The rest of the video shows a number of new moves, including one which allows Sword and Shield users to immediately get some air and cling on to the monster using the Clutch Claw, all without aiming it. The animations are so seamless and very well-detailed, and should give Sword and Shield players new incentives to once again play the weapon type.

Next up we have the Dual Blades, which is the weapon of choice for players looking into speed. The video starts off by showing the Hunter in mid-combo during his Demon Dance stance, followed by him seamlessly breaking out of it with a jump forward whilst firing his slinger. This move should open up a lot of possibilities for players, as Demon Dance has few evasive options to break out of.

The stylish move set doesn’t end there, as it looks like you can also dodge during Demon Dance while shooting your slinger. It’s a kind of mixed offensive-defensive move, which should help players set their own pace even by going on the defensive. Plus, if you ever get a flinch by dodging and shooting the slinger, you look absolutely badass while doing it.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne releases on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2019. The PC version on Steam launches sometime during Winter of this year.


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