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Monster Hunter Rise producer reveals why Palamutes are game-changers

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Monster Hunter Rise, the sixth mainline installment of Capcom’s creature-clobbering video game series, finally adds a feature that fans have been asking for for years.

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DOGS!

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Inverse spoke with the game’s producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto, about bringing man’s best friend to Monster Hunter after all this time.

“What excited me the most about introducing the Palamute in Monster Hunter Rise was bringing the ability for players to ride one wherever they like,” Tsujimoto explains. “There is no loading between areas on the map, so you can explore the expansive new hunting locales without losing stamina.”

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“Of course, the Palico felyne companion will support you on your hunts as well,” Tsujimoto adds. “Please make sure to pet both of them!

Capcom’s development team also saw adding a new animal companion as an opportunity to make Rise more accessible to series newcomers.

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“When adding the Palamute, our priority was fulfilling the fan requests for a canine companion to make running around the field easy and fun. We designed the Palamutes so that both new players and series fans could enjoy them,” Tsujimoto says.

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In addition to upgrading their defensive gear, you can interact with your favorite animal buddy by petting them or shaking hands.

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We thought it would be a lot of fun to include the same type of playful interactions as their real-life counterparts,” Tsujimoto explains. “Between the internal requests and the strong demand from our offices outside of Japan, we decided to add this in the game.”

So what’s the best way to use your Palamute in Monster Hunter Rise?

“We made sure that both Palicoes and Palamutes are useful, but until you get used to the monsters’ moves, we suggest you select healing skills,” Tsujimoto says. “Once you’re more comfortable, please try all of the options to see what best complements your play style.”

Be sure to check out more of our Monster Hunter Rise coverage.

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