Monster Hunter Rise

The next big Monster Hunter title was finally unveiled by Capcom and it’s a Switch exclusive called Monster Hunter Rise. It has a new setting with Kamura Village, neighboring mountains and the Shrine Ruins, not to mention open fields for players to fight through. The story sees players trying to uncover the Rampage that seems to be threatening the village. Much like Monster Hunter World, it can be played solo or with up to three other players.

In its recent Monster Hunter Direct, Capcom offered more details on some of the mechanics. The grappling showcased in the trailer comes from the new Wirebug, which can be used in mid-air. This allows for new attack options and environmental traversal. Much like Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, players can have two companions with them in solo hunts, which highlights the new Palamutes.

These are essentially Canynes that can be used as mounts for traversing the terrain and fighting monsters. Some of the new monsters showcased include Aknosom, who can shape-shift, Tetranadon; and the new flagship, Magnamalo. Other fan-favorite monsters are expected to appear as well. Interestingly enough, the maps won’t have any loading times and there are no transitions between areas.

Monster Hunter Rise is out on March 26th 2021 for Nintendo Switch and can be pre-ordered digitally now for $59.99 (a physical edition is also on the way). There’s also a Deluxe Edition for $69.99 which includes the base game, “Kamurai” layered armor, gestures and other cosmetics. The Collector’s Edition is physical only and costs $99.99. Along with all of the above bonuses, it also features a sticker pack, Kamura Mark enamel pin and a Magnamalo amiibo. Stay tuned for more details on the title at Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online which takes place next week.