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Capcom has released a new gameplay trailer for Monster Hunter Rise, showcasing the “new tricks” that the Great Sword has up its sleeve.

The trailer provided “a brief overview of the flow of the hunt,” as the player sets out to hunt the peculiar bird wyvern Aknosom in the Shrine Ruins, wielding a Great Sword and with two Palamutes.

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.

Capcom has also revealed the digital Monster Hunter Rise Deluxe Edition and the physical Monster Hunter Rise Collector’s Edition.

The Deluxe Edition will include the standard game and a digital DLC pack voucher that can be redeemed for bonus in-game content such as a “Kamurai” full layered armour set, exclusive gestures, cosmetic items and more.

Whereas the Monster Hunter Rise Collector’s Edition will come with the same content as the Deluxe Edition, in addition to physical items including a monster icon sticker pack, Kamura mark enamel pin and a Magnamalo amiibo.

You will also be able to unlock more in-game extras with Monster Hunter amiibo. There will be three standalone amiibo that will be made available exclusively through the My Nintendo Store for Europe, GameStop locations in the United States and EB Games in Canada.

Monster Hunter Rise will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 26th March 2021.

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Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.