Monster Hunter Rise announced for Switch next year

Posted on September 18, 2020

Monster Hunter World fans that are sad about the franchise not being on Switch now have lots to be happy about! Monster Hunter Rise, a new adventure in the action RPG series was announced during the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase event.

This new installments will build on the original open world Monster Hunter World formula of exploration. Due to the “Rise” in the title, the game will include a number of opportunities for vertical exploration. The player will also have access to a new device called the Wirebug that is reminiscent of the Clutch-Claw. It will allow you to swing yourself up to platforms and hard to reach places that would be out of reach without its assistance.

The Wirebug isn’t the only new addition; one of the main things that players will notice in the trailer is the Japanese vibe. Characters are seen with katanas and what seems to be ninja attire. This new world will also include a location called “shrine ruins.” This place, according to the official website, “has fallen into decay and is now haunted by the roars of monsters, day and night. However, it still maintains its holy nature and exudes a mysterious aura.” 

Palicoes will be returning as your player’s companion but you’ll also have the opportunity to have another fighter by your side named Palamute. This creature looks like the goodest boy as he is pretty much a massive dog-like creature that you can literally ride. There will also be the old monsters that player’s love to slay plus a number of new creatures. These will include the Great Izuchi that looks like a cross between a fox and a raptor, and the Tetranadon that looks like a cross between a platypus and Jabba the Hut (no…seriously!).

The game will also allow 4 player local and online co-op along with single player mode. Monster Hunter Rise will be released on Nintendo Switch on the 26th of March, 2021.