Monster Hunter Rise Out Now on Xbox, Game Pass, and PlayStation


  • Monster Hunter Rise Out Now on Xbox, Game Pass, and PlayStation

    Hunt monsters on consoles that don't come from Nintendo.
    A group of heroes clad in fantasy style gear wielding fantasy style weaponry are jumping and attacking a large dragon-like monster.

    Capcom released Monster Hunter Rise today on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Game Pass. If you are looking to buy the game outright, it should run you just $39.99 (USD) on your platform of choice. The Game Pass version includes console, PC, and the cloud.

    As part of today's release announcement, Capcom revealed that Monster Hunter Rise has already sold over 11 million units across platforms such as PC and Nintendo Switch.

    The Sunbreak paid expansion for Monster Hunter Rise is set to be released on PlayStation and Xbox in Spring 2023. This expansion has been out now for a while on PC and Switch.

    Monster Hunter Rise offers PlayStation and Xbox players 4K resolution support, advanced graphics options, voice chat, 3D audio, and more. There is a lot going on in Monster Hunter Rise. If you aren't already keenly familiar with the game, I'll include the story and gameplay stuff featured in today's announcement below as it was sent to me.

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    To overcome the looming Rampage, the hunters of Kamura make use of the new Palamute hunting companions and “Wirebug” grappling mechanic as they engage in the series’ trademark action-packed combat. The “Canyne” Palamute companions join the series favorite “Felyne” Palicoes in assisting players while out on hunts. In addition to lending their considerable offensive capabilities to any fight, Palamutes can also carry hunters on their backs to swiftly chase fleeing monsters and traverse the open maps. Wirebugs, on the other hand, enable hunters to nimbly grapple in any direction during a hunt, and can be paired with each of the 14 weapon types to create unique “Silkbind Attacks.” Damaging monsters with these new attacks make them susceptible to the new “Wyvern riding” technique, which allows players to temporarily take control of a monster and yield spectacular battle sequences during a hunt.

    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 work with the citizens of Kamura Village to prepare defensive installations and guard the Stronghold barricades against waves of invading monsters, including any powerful 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 playstyles.

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