On September 17, Monster Hunter Rise was announced for the Nintendo Switch. The new game will blend the series' home experience with the communal feeling of hunting monsters with your pals. Rise comes just as Monster Hunter has gained immense popularity from Monster Hunter: World. It's complete with all new additions for traversal and a swanky new Japan-themed setting.
Here's everything we know about Monster Hunter Rise.
When is the Monster Hunter Rise release date?
Monster Hunter Rise will launch on March 26, 2021 for Nintendo Switch. It's worth noting that this release date places it just a month prior to the Monster Hunter film's release date.
Is there a trailer for Monster Hunter Rise?
Yes. You can watch it below.
The trailer is the first look at MHR's new features and themes. The most notable new feature is the Wirebug, the brightly colored stream that allows the player to traverse difficult terrains at high speeds. We also see the player using it in combo attacks.
From the clothing and buildings, it can be seen that MHR will feature a heavily Japanese-inspired aesthetic. The player characters can be seen hopping around in ninja attire. The figure who seems to lead the player character has katanas strapped to their back. The distinct sound of a shamisen can also be heard in the background. Multiple Pagodas can be seen see in the hunter base: Kamura Village.
We also get a look at another locale called the Shrine Ruins. The once spiritual place has fallen into shambles. Now it's overrun by horrid monsters.
Is there Monster Hunter Rise gameplay?
Nintendo showed a gameplay overview as part of a "Monster Hunter Direct" that features a number of different clips. You can watch the entire Direct presentation below.
Adding the Wirebug has vastly opened up the world. You can also now head on quests with a new creature called a Palamute. They double as both a mount and an ally for combat that will attack foes. The Palamute is the canine analog to the longtime feline Monster Hunter buddy, the Palico.
When playing alone, you're allowed to take two buddies on every quest. You can bring along both a Palico and a Palamute or double up on one or the other. Who wouldn't want two dogs following them? (Editor's Note: A cat person.)
What new monsters are in Monster Hunter Rise?
As with every Monster Hunter game, nothing is more exciting than learning about all the new critters that will fall by your blade. We currently know about four new monsters that will be available in MHR.
- Magnamalo – A Fanged Wyvern that relentlessly attacks foes. Magnamalo is also MHR's flagship monster.
- Aknosom – A fiercely territorial Bird Wyvern.
- Great Izuchi – A Bird Wyvern whose tail has evolved into a scythe-like shape, which it uses to attack its prey.
- Tetranadon – An amphibian easily recognized by its gigantic, rotund body. It is extremely gluttonous and swallows everything that moves.
What monsters will return in Monster Hunter Rise?
Capcom has yet to officially announce any returning monsters for MHR. However, a reddit leak suggests that we could see quite a few fan-favorite critters return. The poster claims that some of the returning critters will be Arzuros, Nerscylla, and Tobi Kadachi.
Are there pre-order bonuses for Monster Hunter Rise?
Yes! If you pre-order Monster Hunter Rise you'll receive three goodies.
- Palamute Retriever Costume layered armor (changes appearance)
- Palico Forest Cat Costume layered armor (changes appearance)
- Novice Talisman: Helps your stats early on in the game
Are there amiibo for Monster Hunter Rise?
Yes! There are three amiibo available for Monster Hunter Rise. You can purchase amiibo based on the Palamute, Palico, and Magnamalo.
These amiibo will be exclusive to different stores depending on your region.
- US: GameStop
- Canada: EB Games
- Europe: My Nintendo Store
Is there a Monster Hunter Rise deluxe edition?
Of course! What game would be complete without numerous tiny things that you can miss for not purchasing something slightly more expensive?
You can purchase a deluxe edition of MHR for $70. In addition to the base game, MHR comes with these bonuses:
- Kamurai layered armor set
- Shuriken Collar Palamute layered armor piece
- Fish Collar Palico layered armor piece
- Samurai pose set
- Kabuki face paint
- Izuchi Tail hairstyle
- Gestures (4 Jumps)
There's also an MHR collector's edition available for $99. The collector's edition comes with everything included in the deluxe edition and these additions:
- Kamura Mark – enamel pin
- A Magnamalo amiibo
- 10 Monster Hunter Rise stickers
Will Monster Hunter Rise have multiplayer?
Multiplayer will return in Monster Hunter Rise. You can slay monsters either locally or online in groups of two to four players. When playing multiplayer, each player will only be allowed to bring one buddy along.
Monster Hunter Rise will release on March 26, 2021, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.