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Monster Hunter Rise is now available on the Nintendo Switch for $59.99 (USD). Those of you on the PC will get to experience Rise when it releases in early 2022 there. This latest installment takes players to Kamura Village as they "prepare to to defend themselves against a rapidly approaching calamity called the Rampage."

Players can play this one solo or team up with three other players for co-op hunting online.

Hunters will make use of the new Palamute hunting companions along with the new Wirebug grapple device. The new Palamute companions are the "Canyne" and they will join with the series favorite "Felyne" Palicoes. Palamutes can carry hunters on their back in order to more swiftly pursue monsters throughout the open environments. The Wirebugs, on the other hand, allow for more vertical gameplay.

Capcom is planning a bunch of free post-launch content for the game. The first free title update is coming in late April and will include new monsters. More information on this update and other updates will be revealed in the coming months.


When players aren’t exploring the five expansive locales, such as the Shrine Ruins, Flooded Forest, and Sandy Plains, they can also battle hordes of massive monsters in the new Rampage quest type introduced in Monster Hunter Rise. In these quests, hunters must work with the citizens of Kamura Village to prepare their defensive installations and guard the Stronghold barricades against waves of invading monsters, including any Apex monsters that may arrive during the siege. In addition to the new game mode, Monster Hunter Rise also introduces new “Switch Skills” for each weapon as hunters progress through the game. By swapping out these new skills with existing Silkbind or regular attacks, players can create all new combos and strategies that match their preferred playstyle.

Monster Hunter Rise will also include new features to improve joining up for hunts with others. Dynamic difficulty scaling for multiplayer automatically adjusts as new players enter and exit a hub quest. The new “Hunter Connect” feature will allow players to create tags with their objectives and playstyle, search for other players with the same tags or invite friends to any tags they have joined. Upon completing a quest in multiplayer, players will also be able to like the other hunters in their party, and increase the likelihood of finding each other in matchmaking.