Monster Hunter World is Capcom’s best selling game in the its history, possibly making it the company’s best franchise. One thing missing is, where’s the one for the Switch? Finally after years of clamouring we’re finally getting a successor to MHGU.
This game takes the same gameplay elements of World and Iceborne, and mixes it with the old school MH charm from Generations Ultimate. Giving players the best of both worlds.
The first prevalent addition is the Wirebug. The Wirebug is a new tool that acts as a grappling hook (somewhat like the clutch claw), that can be used for traversal of the locale, as well as additional moves in combat.
Speaking of traversing the locale, areas in Rise will be designed to make full use of the Wirebug. The first locale shown is the Shrine Ruins, having feudal japanese architecture and houses several monsters in its ecosystem. Just like World, it will feature a seamless map (goodbye “Now Loading”), with climbable walls everywhere ala Breath of the Wild.
The Wirebug isn’t the only way to travel these seamless locales. Introducing a new companion in your hunts: The Palamute, a hound dog that will accompany you in hunts. Just like the tailriders, you can ride these canines but having full control of them during traveling. It is yet to be seen how they do in combat. Our furry best friends also make a return in Rise, letting you choose a combination of 1 Palico and 1 Palamute, or 2 Palamutes, or 2 Palicoes. Additionally, in 4 player multiplayer, each hunter can bring 1 companion now!
Of course, with a new game, comes new monsters. There’s the Great Izuchi, the raptor early game monster, that has a scythe for a tail and swipes at you like the Glavenus. Then there is Tetranodon, an Amphibian, that looks like the Tetsucabra, but with a Hippo face. And another Bird Wyvern as fodder known as Aknosom.
Finally, for the flagship Monster of this game, the main focus of the story is the so called “Calamity”, Magnamalow. From the looks of it it controls some mystical element, and may very be a Fanged Wyvern.
Monster Hunter Rise will release on March 26, 2021, which is just 6 months away! Stay tuned for more info, as we will get a more in-depth look during the Tokyo Game Show next week. With the end of Iceborne’s content, Capcom announces the next Monster Hunter on Switch. As they say: Happy Hunting!