Capcom has revealed Bishaten and Somnacanth, which are “entirely new monsters” that will debut in Monster Hunter Rise on Nintendo Switch.
Bishaten has a “distinctive tail and fondness for persimmons,” which it stores in his stomach to hurl at its prey. The monster also has “multiple tail attack options and powerful spin moves” which hunters will need to be wary of.
Whereas Somnacanth is “an intoxicating aquatic leviathan that can expel sleep powder to temporarily stun opponents, leaving them open for attacks.”
In this latest entry in the action role-playing series, you will set out on an adventure from the colourful Kamura Village which attracts visitors from around the world thanks to its “unique culture and innovative hunting technologies.”
After equipping your armour and selecting your weapon, all-new hunting grounds such as the ancient Shrine will offer “continuous gameplay” now that maps have no loading times meaning that as soon as your hunt begins without transitions between areas.
Monster Hunter Rise will introduce wire-based grappling actions that can be performed using the Wirebug while standing or in mid-air, allowing for more aerial maneuverability to your hunting strategies and attacks.
You will also have to confront Magnamalo, described as “a menacing new flagship monster that will present a formidable challenge to hunters of all skill levels.” There are also other new additions like the shape-shifting Aknosom, the amphibious Tetranadon and returning species from previous Monster Hunter games.
There will also be the chance to team up with new hunting partners called Palamutes, personalised and rideable Canyne companions that will provide a new set of attack options. The Felyne Palicoes will return as support characters for actions like healing, and, on solo hunts, both a Palamute and Palico can assist you.
Monster Hunter Rise will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 26th March 2021.