Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter Rise, the sixth mainline installment in the Monster Hunter series after 2018’s Monster Hunter: World, is coming to PC in early 2022. The game will mark the series debut on Capcom’s RE Engine.
“We received a lot of requests for a PC version of Monster Hunter Rise, particularly from overseas players, and so we have decided to develop a version for PC, which we aim to release in early 2022,” series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto told IGN. “This is still under development, so I’d like to share more detailed information when the time is right.”
Monster Hunter Rise, which is due to be released for Nintendo Switch worldwide on March 26, once again has players take on the role of a Hunter, who must slay or trap monsters using a variety of weapons, tools, and environmental features to inflict injury while surviving their attacks.
The game, which will feature both single player and local and online multiplayer modes with up to four hunters in a group, is expected to have cross-compatibility with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, which will be released after Monster Hunter Rise.
The game’s producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto, said that with World and Rise, the developers wanted to avoid the usual numbering for the main titles in the Monster Hunter series and name them after the game’s central concept, with Monster Hunter Rise mirroring the game’s vertical levels and gameplay elements.
Monster Hunter Rise is expected to have free post-release content like Monster Hunter: World. A month-long demo of the game was released on January 7 with four quests, all fourteen weapons, and single player and online multiplayer support. The demo’s release temporarily caused Nintendo’s eShop servers to shut down.
On March 26, a special edition Nintendo Switch bundle, which will include the console and dock adorned with the game’s artwork, as well as a copy of the game, is also set to be released. According to Tsujimoto, during the development of Monster Hunter Rise, they “considered the characteristics of the Nintendo Switch, which can be used as a handheld, and with that in mind we focused on hunting at a higher tempo than before.”
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