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Capcom Announces Monster Hunter Rise Switch Game for March 2021

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
New monsters include Maganmalo, Aknosom, Great Izuchi, Tetranodon

The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase livestream presentation announced on Thursday that CAPCOM is developing the Monster Hunter Rise game for release for the Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021.

The game's Deluxe Edition will include the Kamurai Hunter layered armor set, Shuriken Collar Palamute layered armor piece, Fish Collar Palico layered armor piece, gestures, a Samurai pose set, kabuki face paint, and an Izuchi Tail hairstyle for character customization. Pre-order bonuses include Palamute Retriever layered armor, Palico Forest Cat Costume layered armor, and a Novice Talisman.

The "Rise" in the title refers to hunter utilizing the verticality of the game's environment, as well as the developers' desire to build enthusiasm with many players around the world. The new Wirebug will allow players to complete new actions and climb a variety of vertical locations. New monsters in the game will include Maganmalo, Aknosom, Great Izuchi, and Tetranodon. New locations will include the Shrine Ruins. The game's base is the village of Kamura, and the story will feature a rampage.

The game will have compatibility with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, which CAPCOM also announced in the livestream. Palamute, Magnamalo, and Palico amiibo figures will launch the same day as the game.

The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September 2019, and debuted for PC via Steam on January 9. The game will add the monster Fatalis as its "final" free update on October 1 (September 30 U.S. time). The expansion has a combined shipments and digital sales number of 5 million as of March 13.

Monster Hunter World launched worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2018. The game has 15 million copies in circulation (both physical and digital) as of January 2, the highest number in CAPCOM's history. The overall Monster Hunter franchise has more than 61 million copies in sales as of January 15.

Sources: Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase livestream, Monster Hunter Direct livestream, Monster Hunter's YouTube channel


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