There’s a bunch of games that the gaming community is looking forward to, and included in this list is Capcom’s Monster Hunter Rise for the Nintendo Switch. Even though the Monster Hunter franchise was already popular to begin with, it became even bigger with the release of Monster Hunter World, which is a game that slightly deviated from the usual handheld gaming format of the series.
Monster Hunter World was able to bring in new fans of the series, while also introducing brand-new visuals and incredible graphics. Among other things, this highly acclaimed title also brought in new monsters into the Monster Hunter series, and now, it appears that those memorable creatures will be making their way to Monster Hunter Rise as well.
Of course, this doesn’t really come as a surprise. Capcom previously confirmed that Monster Hunter Rise will be seeing some familiar monsters from Monster Hunter World. After the limited time demo for Rise was released, fans soon discovered that the monsters Barioth, Tigrex, and Rathalos would also be in this upcoming game. Although, it’s worth noting that these three aren’t only exclusive to Monster Hunter World.
However, Capcom recently posted a brand-new video on the official Monster Hunter Twitter account. Although the video is brief, it shows all the Monster Hunter World exclusive monsters that will be returning to Monster Hunter Rise.
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) March 4, 2021
Specifically, some of the confirmed returning monsters include the Tobi-Kadachi, Pukei-Pukei, Anjanath, Kulu-Ya-Ku, and Jyuratodus. These monsters actually also have different variants, such as the Fulgur Anjanath or the Coral Pukei-Pukei. However, the clip that Capcom posted simply showcased the original forms of these monsters.
Now that Capcom has announced these monsters for Monster Hunter Rise, the upcoming title now has a total of 55 confirmed monsters so far. But we believe the developer will reveal even more, as we draw nearer and nearer to the game’s release date.
For those who haven’t been keeping tabs on Monster Hunter Rise, the upcoming title will be set in Kamura Village. This village is considered to be the players’ base, where they can rest and recharge before heading out to hunt for monsters. Players will be able to look for village quests from Kamura’s various NPCs, with Capcom previously revealing that Monster Hunter Rise can be completed in about 20 to 30 hours if players purely focus on doing these quests.
Of course, long-time Monster Hunter fans know that the titles in this franchise contain a bunch of side quests and activities that players can do even though the main story is already done. Half of the fun in Monster Hunter games has to do with the crafting—most of the time, hunters spend a lot of time grinding in-game in order to gather materials and resources to craft armor and weapons that can help them defeat stronger monsters.