Capcom announced an upcoming Monster Hunter Rise Digital Event scheduled for Thursday, January 7 at 6 am PST, 9 am EST.
Tune into the Monster Hunter Digital Event – January 2021 for big news and reveals on Monster Hunter Rise. #MHRise
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) January 5, 2021
Announced during a recent Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Monster Hunter Rise will arrive exclusively for Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021. The game is a reimagination of the classic Monster Hunter experience, the game takes players on the role of protecting the Kamura Village from the imminent “Rampage”.
According to the game’s producer, ‘Rise’ refers to Capcom’s idea of players running up cliffs, maps are designed to be more vertical. The development team at Capcom designed a new item called the Wirebug, the insects will allow the player to reach places that normally would be out of reach. Combining Wirebugs with attacks allows the hunter to have freedom in its movement. Players can make unique combos and have a much more fast-paced combat using the new item.
Monster Hunter Rise also introduces a new canyne buddy called “Palamute, the new buddy will allow the hunter to travel at long distances quicker than running or using the Wirebugs, while riding the “Palamute”, the stamina won’t decrease, so the hunter can run at max speed without running out of stamina.
Canyne buddies are of an attacking type, this means that while the hunter is fighting a monster, the buddy will attack and help the player. Felyne buddies are also coming back for those who want a more support type of partner. The hunter can take two buddies on a quest.
Capcom has been consistently revealing gameplay trailers for, the trailers cover the different weapons and fighting styles to be featured in the game. It’s interesting to see what are the surprises that the developer has to reveal in the special live stream.