During the Monster Hunter Direct following the Nintendo Direct, Capcom announced Monster Hunter amiibo to tie in with Monster Hunter Rises which was announced today, alongside Monster Hunter Stories 2 Wings of Ruin.
The three Monster Hunter amiibo announced were a Palamute (the new dog-like companion), a Palico (the traditional cat-like companion), and Magnamalo, who appears to be the primary threat in Monster Hunter Rises.
Each of these Amiibo will unlock a different special layered armor set in Monster Hunter Rise. If you don't know it, layered armor is essentially cosmetic armor that replaces the appearance of your currently worn armor. This can be a nice suit, a party outfit, or perhaps your own dog or cat costume as may seem more likely in this case. It has no statistical impact on your abilities, just how you look while you play to you and your friends playing co-op with you.
If you are looking for more in-game impact from your amiibo, there is that. There will be an in-game lottery that you can enter into each day with special useful in-game rewards.
Worldwide distribution of the amiibo, or if they will be released in a set is unknown, but Capcom announced that in the United States and Canada they will be available individually, with only a certain partner. If you are in the united states, you will have to go to Gamestop (assuming one is open near you still) to order these amiibo. For Canadians, you'll have to visit Gamestop subsidiary and clone EB Games.
I quite enjoy Monster Hunter World so I'm interested in what they are doing going forward, and as far as amiibo go these are quite nice ones. While I'm not really interested in the Magnamalo amiibo, the Palamute (which really should be called Palamutt, and I'm disappointed Capcom) and Palico amiibo look really cute.
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