Capcom have confirmed that Monster Hunter Rise will also be heading to Windows PC, after the information was previously leaked.
As previously reported, the game 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, along with new mechanics, and monsters inspired by Japanese mythology.
While its release date officially was also for Nintendo Switch; launching worldwide March 26th, the Capcom ransomware leaks claimed the game will head to Windows PC in October 2021. Some elements of the leaks have come true, such as details about Resident Evil Village, and multiplayer title Re:Verse Resident Evil.
Now, director Yasunori Ichinose and producer Ryozo Tsujimoto have confirmed Monster Hunter Rise will be heading to Windows PC, some time early 2022. This came via an interview with Fanbyte, stated at the very end of their conversation.
While the PC version is “still very much in development,” the pair also discussed how the game was made for the Nintendo Switch first and foremost. “In the case of Rise, we focused very much on portability — on being able to pick up and play whenever you want. Every title is its own thing.”
When they originally began making the game on Nintendo Switch, they “were aware of its shortcomings and abilities.” However, no features or major additions ended up on “the cutting room floor” due to this.
You can find the full rundown (via Nintendo) below.
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™!
In case you missed it, you can find our hands-on preview here.