New Monster Hunter Rise Announced by Capcom

By | 08/01/2021

 

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The sixth main installment, Monster Hunter Rise, is coming soon, will allow you to mount the monsters for combat and introduces a new rideable buddy.


Announced this week, Monster Hunter Rise is the sixth main title following the hugely successful Monster Hunter World and its DLC Iceborne.

The game is set in a new location known as The Frost Islands which are covered in ice and snow with all-new monsters to hunt.

Classic monsters are also set to return, including Barioth, Tigrex and Khezu.

The game will also include online multiplayer as well as single player as was the case with Monster Hunter World.

Monster Hunter Rise – Announcement Trailer

A new approach to hunting has also been adopted in the latest Monster Hunter game with the Wirebug.

Wirebug is a traversal tool for quickly getting around, similar to a grapple, but it can also be used as a weapon.

Wall running, dashing and regaining your footing are all features of the Wirebug, but its Silkbind feature can also be used in conjunction with other weapons for unique attacks.

A demo released yesterday provided a training quest in which players can learn the Wyvern Riding skill that allows you to control monsters with Wirebug.

Monster Hunter Rise Announced
Monster Hunter Rise Wirebug has Been Improved

Monster riding is nothing new in the series but it has been greatly improved for the new title.

Not only can monsters be used for getting around, but they can also be used in combat against other monsters as an ally.

FYI – Monster Hunter World Save Files Deleted by New Iceborne Save Data

Certain Wirebug attacks are required to get the monster into a mountable state and then you can jump on and control the beast.

New support animals have also been introduced in this installment.

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New Palimutes can be Used for Map Traversal

The cute Palicoes now have furry friends with Palimutes, dog-like creatures that will aid you while out on your quests.

Not only can Palimutes aid in combat and hunting but you will be able to ride them across the map, saving your stamina and recovering along the way.

Monster Hunter has been a hugely successful series over the past few years with Monster Hunter World becoming Capcom’s best-selling title with almost 17 million copies sold since release in 2017.

However, that was based on console sales for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and the new Monster Hunter Rise is currently only planned for release on Nintendo Switch.

Monster Hunter Rise Wyvern Riding
Wyvern Riding Allows You to Control Monsters

Monster Hunter World being console only made many fans furious and perhaps Monster Hunter Rise is Capcom’s way of making it up to Nintendo fans.

That being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned up on next-gen consoles at some point in the future.

A free demo of Monter Hunter Rise is available now with the full game set for release on March 26, 2020.


2 thoughts on “New Monster Hunter Rise Announced by Capcom

  1. Gorjan Spirkoski

    I love the new features. It makes the game even better. When is the release date, and is there a way to get before that?

    Oh, and by the way … what happened with Cyberpunk 2077? I heard a lot of bugs, so I wondered whether you could give me more info on that.

    As always, it’s a pleasure to read your blog!

    Reply
    1. Michael Gore Post author

      Hi Gorjan.

      A new Monster Hunter for Switch is great news with Nintendo gamers being left out in the dark for so long. Monster Hunter World was great, but I felt it was not cool to release it on PS4 and Xbox only given that Monster Hunter’s real home is Nintendo.

      There is a demo available now and the release is 26th March 2021.

      Reply

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