Capcom has announced Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch. Its future was announced on March 26, 2021. The game is similar to a traditional Monster Hunter, but with a lot more freedom of movement, and the Rise title was designed to convey the idea of verticality that will be a big part of the game. It is said that players will be able to use the new Wirebugs that act as hooks. Wirebug can also be used in combat to allow for more versatile, fast-paced combat.
The areas in the game will be in uninterrupted, open positions like in Monster Hunter World. Your base will be Kamura Village, full of characters to meet, who will form the basis of the story. Rise will also feature a new dog-like companion character named Palamute that can be driven through environments and will aid you in battle. Palicos will also return and act as support characters. In single-player, players can bring two companions, and multiplayer players can bring one.
Monster Hunter Rise features a number of new monsters, including the fire-breathing bird Acnosom, the inflating amphibian Tetranadon, the wolf-like bird wyvern Great Izuchi, and the game’s headline monster Chinese dragon-like Magnamalo. Arzuros will also return from previous games, with many more returning and new monsters to be announced. As in Monster Hunter World, monsters can meet and fight each other without the player’s input.
Additionally, there will be three new amiibo from Palico, Palamute and Magnamalo. The game will come in standard, luxury, and collector versions. The Deluxe Edition includes the base game and a DLC pack containing armor, gestures, and cosmetics. The Collector’s edition will include the above, as well as a Magnamalo amiibo, a sticker package, and a Kamura branded enamel pin.
Pre-order bonuses will be offered, and some (extremely cute) tiered armor sets for Palamutes and Palicos, as well as an early-game talisman item to assist novices. The game seems to have more English voiceovers than previous episodes in the series. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is just one of two new Monster Hunter games announced today. While Capcom hasn’t said exactly how yet, both games will be compatible with each other in some way.