"We're still working with them right now on the content and I think you're really going to enjoy it". The Leshen and Ancient Leshen are both shown in the trailer as monsters whom players can hunt in the event. This time around, Geralt will help the hunters bring it down.
Players who have reached a minimum of Hunter Rank 16 will be able to accept the contract Trouble in Ancient Forest - a new, original quest line.
In other Monster Hunter: World news, Capcom has announced that the game has sold nearly 12 million copies world-wide, making it the most popular game in the series, and the best selling Capcom game of all time. Completing "Contract: Woodland Spirit" will furthermore reward players with resources they'll need to craft the armor and weapon set of Ciri, another iconic character from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Another contract, Woodland Spirit, will go live on February 15 for those Hunter Rank 50 or above. Completion rewards include a Ciri weapon and armour set. This quest line is single-player only, and it will see Geralt venturing into the forest to hunt down and kill Leshen using his silver sword and spells. This challenging multiplayer event will test your hunter skills against a much tougher form of the Leshen. For the first time in the Monster Hunter series, players from Japan and the west can play together online, providing an expanded base of cooperative hunting companions.