Monster Hunter Rise Coming to PC; Demo Available Oct. 13

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The critically-acclaimed Monster Hunter Rise is heading to PCs in January, but gamers will have the chance to check out Kamura Village and its assortment of creative creatures early when the demo launches Oct. 13 on Steam. At launch, the full version will include all major post-launch content that is available in the Nintendo Switch version through the end of Nov. 2021. More information about future content and timing will be available at a later date. The PC version will feature customizable optimizations, allowing hunters to enjoy their journey in 4K resolution and with ultrawide (21:9 aspect ratio) support, while also offering uncapped framerates and high-resolution textures.

A demo will launch on Oct. 13, giving hunters ample time to enjoy a sampling of this new Monster Hunter experience before the full game releases on Steam. The PC demo provides players with numerous hunting options, including offline solo and online multiplayer (up to 4 players) using all 14 weapon types. For new hunters, the PC demo will provide a “Training” option and a “Wyvern Riding” tutorial, each offering useful tips and instructions. When hunters are ready, three different hunting quests and monsters are available to experience, each providing distinct levels of challenge from Beginner (Great Izuchi) to Intermediate (Mizutsune) and Advanced (Magnamalo).

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Following the release of Rise on PC, players of both platform versions can look forward to the newly revealed Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, the monstrous expansion which will be available for purchase to all players in summer 2022. Sunbreak includes a new storyline and new base of operations, as well as new locales, monsters, gameplay features, quest rank (Master), and more. Hunters must own the base game and complete the 7-star Hub Quest called “Serpent Goddess of Thunder” in Monster Hunter Rise before beginning Sunbreak. All progress from the base game will transfer over to the expansion when played on the same system.

The identity of the eerie new monster featured in the debut trailer for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak has been confirmed as Malzeno, a fierce elder dragon who will serve as the expansion’s flagship monster. Also joining the upcoming expansion, Shogun Ceanataur is a returning crab-like monster who first appeared in Monster Hunter 2.

Monster Hunter Rise on PC will be available on Steam for $59.99 USD on Jan. 12, 2022 and is available now for pre-purchase. The game is currently available on Nintendo Switch for $59.99 USD.

About Leah McDonald

Leah's been playing video games since her brother first bought an Atari back in the 1980s and has no plans to stop playing anytime soon. She enjoys almost every genre of game, with some of her favourites being Final Fantasy Tactics, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Leah lives on the East Coast with her husband and son.