Monster Hunter Rise Announced For Nintendo Switch

Monster Hunter Rise

Capcom announced Monster Hunter Rise during the Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase.

The upcoming title will be the first mainline Monster Hunter title since the successful Monster Hunter World. Players return to the original style of gameplay, this time taking place in an eastern-style region similar to Yukumo Village from Monster Hunter Portable 3rd.

Monster Hunter Rise will introduce a new type of companion in addition to the usual Felyne assistants. Players will be able to mount and ride large wolf monsters called Palamutes into battle in order to navigate the terrain more efficiently.

You can watch the announcement trailer for Monster Hunter Rise below.

Players who order the deluxe edition of the game will receive extra cosmetic items including the Kamurai layered armor set and “Izuchi Tail” hairstyle. Those who preorder will receive a Palamute Retriever and Palico Forest Cat costume for their companions.

A set of three amiibos featuring the Palamute, new monster Magnamalo, and a Palico will be available also. Each amiibo will unlock a special layered armor set to further customize the player’s appearance.

Here’s a rundown on the game:

Rise to the challenge and join the hunt!

The critically acclaimed action-RPG series returns to the Nintendo Switch!

Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. It’s been half a century since the last calamity struck, but a terrifying new monster has reared its head and threatens to plunge the land into chaos once again.

Hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a huge variety of weapons and armor. Brand new gameplay systems such as the high-flying ‘Wire Action’ and your canine companion ‘Palamute’ will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for.

Whether it’s at home, on the go, online or offline – you’ll always be ready for your next hunt on the Nintendo Switch!

Monster Hunter Rise will release on the Nintendo Switch on March 26th, 2021.

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