Not surprisingly, Capcom is giving their Capcom Cafe location in Aeon Lake Town a Monster Hunter makeover in honor of the upcoming Monster Hunter Rise. The collaboration will kick off March 26th and run until April 22nd, 2021.
Capcom is yet to reveal specifics on what the campaign will offer, but there's no doubt visitors can expect Monster Hunter Rise-themed meals, special merch, and more. Capcom did share the official artwork for this collaboration though, which you can see at the top of the post.
We know that players of both Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2 will get some neat goodies as a bit of cross-promotion between the two games, but just what are those items? It seems we'll have to wait another month to find out. Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto teased the reveal in an interview with Nintendo Life.
The way it works is if you’ve played and have saved data for either game on your system, you can get some nice unlockables. As to what those unlockables are exactly, we’ll have more to share next month!
Capcom has already shared some concept art and designs for the Magnamalo armor in Monster Hunter Rise, but today they've given us a much better look at the set. In the tweet above, you can see the different armor designs for both the male and female hunters, along with the companion sets for your animal pals.
Capcom has already shared a mini-soundtrack sampler for the Monster Hunter Rise soundtrack, but now they've confirmed launch details for the full album. Fans in Japan will be able to pick up the Monster Hunter Rise Original Soundtrack on May 19th, 2021. The album is priced at 4,500 yen, and will be available both physically and digitally.
This album packs in 4 CDs with 117 songs, including the newest rendition of Mizutsune’s theme. Unfortunately, there's no word on a Western release at this time.
A slew of Japanese gameplay videos for Monster Hunter Rise have been released over the last couple of days, and you can enjoy it all above. There's plenty of action to check out, along with some quieter moments in town and more.
Capcom originally wanted to have Monster Hunter Rise out a bit earlier, but the pandemic caused them to make some big shifts at the office. All games being worked on at the time were impacted, but now studios have come to work with the situation.
In an interview with Dtoid, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto talked about the pandemic's impact on Monster Hunter Rise. Obviously there were some big changes behind the scenes, but it sounds like the end result actually worked out quite well.
Basically, one of the major changes...all of the meetings are done online, digitally through Zoom or Teams. We hardly ever meet in person anymore. That's helped a lot for us. We've been successful with that, and I hope to see more studios use that method.
Along with that, Famitsu has revealed that they're releasing an official Monster Hunter Rise guide book in Japan. The book launches on March 26th, 2021, and will be priced at 1,760 yen. This 256-page book will include all the details you could want on monsters, tactics, weapons, and much more.
Join us for another episode of New Gameplay Today where Jeff Cork is joined by Dan Tack and Alex Stadnik to show off the fan-favorite Khezu boss fight, cooking and crafting, and more in Monster Hunter Rise!
The Switch will be the only console you'll see Monster Hunter Rise on, but you'll eventually be able to pick it up somewhere else. In an interview with IGN Japan, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto confirmed that a PC port is in the works.
“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. This is still under development, so I’d like to share more detailed information when the time is right.”
Monster Hunter World originally saw release on XB1/PS4, but a PC version was made roughly a year and a half later. The situation for Monster Hunter Rise appears to be similar. At least Switch fans can enjoy a year+ knowing Nintendo's platform is the only place to play the game.