Nintendo Direct: Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

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A monstrous new expansion is coming to critically-acclaimed Monster Hunter Rise with Sunbreak, which includes an all-new storyline with more new monsters, in addition to new locales, gameplay elements, quest rank, and more. The game will receive a simultaneous Summer 2022 release on both the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Capcom will reveal more information on the new locales, monsters, and gameplay of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak later this year.

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About 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 highly-praised previous Monster Hunter entries, where hunters must equip their armor and select from one of the 14 different weapon types. As players defeat monsters and progress through the game, items carved from fallen foes can be used to craft unique weapons and armor that will increase their chances of future success and survival. Hunters can tackle these challenges solo, or with up to three other hunters in cooperative local or online play.

Monster Hunter Rise evolves the series by introducing several new and exciting mechanics for hunters to master. For the first time in a Monster Hunter game, 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 debuts the “Wyvern Riding” technique, which allows players to temporarily take control of a monster and yields spectacular battle sequences during a hunt. Monster Hunter Rise also introduces new hunting partners called Palamutes, personalized and rideable “Canyne” companions that will provide players with a new set of attack options. The “Canyne” Palamute companions join the series favorite “Felyne” Palicoes in assisting players while out on a hunt.

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