The latest game in the eponymous franchise Monster Hunter Rise is available now on Xbox and PlayStation.
Capcom’s current flagship monster hunting game is now on Microsoft and Sony’s platforms after enjoying a period of exclusivity on Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam).
Originally releasing in 2021 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, Monster Hunter Rise is the latest game in the Monster Hunter franchise.
Here’s a rundown on the new ports, plus a trailer:
Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter Rise is the latest installment in the action RPG series and transports players to Kamura Village, a colorful and tranquil setting that attracts visitors with its unique culture and innovative hunting technologies. The core gameplay experience in Monster Hunter Rise stays true to the previous highly-praised Monster Hunter entries. Hunters must equip their armor and select from one of the 14 different weapon types to tackle daunting foes. As players defeat monsters and progress through the game, items carved from fallen foes can be used to craft unique weapons and armor that increases their chances of survival. Hunters can tackle these challenges solo, or with up to three other hunters in cooperative online play.
Monster Hunter Rise evolves the series by introducing several new and exciting mechanics for hunters to master. Wire-based grappling actions can be performed by using a “Wirebug” while standing or in mid-air, adding an all-new level of aerial maneuverability to hunting strategies and attacks. Additionally, the game features the “Wyvern Riding” technique, which allows players to temporarily take control of a monster and yield spectacular battle sequences during hunts. Monster Hunter Rise also introduces new hunting partners called Palamutes, personalized and rideable “Canyne” companions that provide players with new sets of attack options. The “Canyne” Palamute companions join the series favorite “Felyne” Palicoes in assisting players while out on hunts.
Monster Hunter Rise features customizable optimizations, allowing hunters to enjoy their journey in 4K resolution and 60 FPS on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, while also offering 3D audio for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. Ranged and shielded weapons will also make use of DualSense™ adaptive triggers on PlayStation 5.
Following the debut of Monster Hunter Rise, players can look forward to the release of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, the monstrous expansion which will be available for home console players in Spring 2023.
Although Monster Hunter has been popular in Japan for a while, it didn’t really take off in the west until the success of Monster Hunter World, which revolutionized the series.
Monster Hunter Rise takes some of the lessons learned from World but reigns things in to be more similar to older games in the series. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough review on the expac here!