Fans of the Monster Hunter franchise get a new look at what’s to come next year for the series future, as Capcom unveiled a brand new trailer for Monster Hunter Rise — the newest entry in the long running action role-playing saga that takes things on-the-go with the Nintendo Switch, with a playable demo coming this January 2021!
Here’s the new trailer that made its premiere at this year’s The Game Awards from the Monster Hunter team.
Showcasing two new monsters and detailing the “Rampage” event of the game, here’s the press release on the new trailer from Capcom themselves.
The trickster Bishaten arrives as a unique new threat with its distinctive tail and fondness for persimmons, which it stores in his stomach and hurls at its prey. Adding to its offensive arsenal, Bishaten is also equipped with multiple tail attack options and powerful spin moves that will require hunters to stay on their toes or risk getting swept off their feet. Also new to the line-up, Somnacanth is an intoxicating aquatic leviathan that can expel sleep powder to temporarily stun opponents, leaving them open for attacks.
The latest trailer also includes sightings of the scaly leviathan Royal Ludroth and the poisonous birdlike Great Wroggi, both of which are returning to join the growing roster of foes in Monster Hunter Rise. In addition to the previously announced Shrine Ruins hunting grounds, the new Flooded Forest area will provide players the opportunity to explore and battle fierce monsters in this overgrown and water-logged setting.
The puzzling “Rampage” events that threaten Kamura Village and its denizens were also featured in the trailer, as it appears residents and Monster Hunter Rise players will need to build up their defenses and prepare for the battle of their lifetimes. More information regarding the “Rampage” will be revealed in the months ahead.
Additionally, a playable demo of the game will become available worldwide this January 2021, giving fans a taste of the new mechanics the game has to offer.
Be sure to check out our other updates on Monster Hunter Rise here.
Monster Hunter Rise will be released for the Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021.