Monster Hunter Rise was announced last week as an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch, and this week some new tidbits have been released about the game.
Arekkz Gaming, a YouTube channel with over 1 million subscribers, recently asked Capcom some questions about the new Monster Hunter game, and there actually was a decent amount revealed:
Here is a quick summation of the new information that was in the video though:
- Players can expect the level of exploration that can be found in Monster Hunter: World, which means that both monsters and players will be able to move about the map freely without having to worry about loading screens. It's not an open-world game, but there is a lot more verticality than usual, with areas that are distinct from one another.
- There will be free content released launch, with monster reveals coming before the launch of the game next March. The developers will have more monsters available in the game, and it's apparently one of the main features of the game.
- No new Palamute info at the present. What was released last week is pretty much all we're going to get for a while, as Capcom is remaining mute on the subject
- The game is built on the RE Engine
- 30 FPS is the performance target (much like it was for Monster Hunter World on base consoles)
- This game is intended to be a mix of both the "traversal" of Monster Hunter World and the "feel" of the older Monster Hunter titles.
- This is a main title in the Monster Hunter series, it's not a spinoff even though the naming convention may suggest (no numbers) that it is. They want Monster Hunter game titles to match their games from now on, and they aren't concerned with using numbers anymore continuing the tradition started with Monster Hunter World.
Monster Hunter Rise will release on March 21, 2021 for the Nintendo Switch.
This looks like an interesting entry in the Monster Hunter series. Even thought this game is coming out on the less-powerful Switch, this doesn't seem to be stopping the developers from trying to release an interesting and important entry in the Monster Hunter series. It'll be cool to see how it turns out, so at least we don't have to wait too long for it's March 2021 release date.