Announced during Nintendo’s Mini-Direct is Monster Hunter Rise, a more traditional Monster Hunter experience. New monsters (alongside existing ones), new gameplay, and some elements taken from Monster Hunter World & Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. The game is slated for a March 26, 2020 release date.
Update: According to a Capcom Community Manager, Monster Hunter Rise is in fact running on Capcom’s RE Engine.
Yup. It's RE Engine. https://t.co/XQ7dk19Mny
— Socks (@SocksyBear) September 17, 2020
Update: This latest entry in the action-RPG series finds players battling fearsome monsters and reaching new heights. Prepare to be transported to the colorful Kamura Village, a new serene mountain locale where players will experience unique culture and innovative hunting technologies. Using a special insect called a Wirebug, hunters will be able to grapple themselves in any direction, making it possible to scale towering cliffs and structures.
All combat areas within each quest are seamlessly connected, allowing for exploration of the vast and vertical landscapes with no loading times. MONSTER HUNTER RISE launches for Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021. Additionally, a Deluxe Edition will also be available, which offers the full game and bonus DLC. Pre-ordering the base or Deluxe version will unlock bonus in-game items like layered armor and more.
Players will be able to get even more in-game extras with Monster Hunter amiibo accessories. The three standalone amiibo accessories will be available exclusively at GameStop locations in the U.S. and EB Games in Canada. Visit Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch today for details about how to pre-order the game.
Unlike Monster Hunter Stories, which also had a sequel announced today, Monster Hunter Rise is a more traditional Monster Hunter experience. Similar to World, without the online/MMO-lite gameplay, Rise is similar to Monster Hunter games of old. In addition, it looks like the grappling hook which was introduced in Monster Hunter World has been added.
The game appears to have a Japanese setting to it, judging by the backgrounds and music. The game is voiced and characters even call out attacks and other gestures while attacking. This looks interesting.
A couple of new creatures were also spotted; A fire-breathing bird called Aknosom, the amphibian Tetranadon, the Great Izuchi, and what seems to be the game’s headline monster, and the dragon-like creature called Magnamalo. players will also have a new dog-like companion called Palamutes.
For the longest time, Nintendo Switch owners have been asking Capcom for a new Monster Hunter series. While Monster Hunter World was available, it never made it the Switch due to technical reasons. With Monster Hunter Rise, this looks to be Capcom’s response to a new Switch powered Monster Hunter title.
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