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Capcom has confirmed that they will share more news about Monster Hunter Rise next month, which will soon see release on Nintendo Switch.

“The end of the year is just around the corner. Thank you very much for your continued support of the Monster Hunter series. The year 2021 is about to begin!” Monster Hunter series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto began.

Monster Hunter Rise director Yasunori Ichinose continued: “Monster Hunter Rise will release next year on March 26, 2021, so we’d like to share with you some brand-new information at the beginning of the new year.”

Tsujimoto added: “As Ichinose-san mentioned, we’re preparing to announce some new information in January, so please stay tuned!”

“Monster Hunter Rise will release on March 26, 2021, and Monster Hunter Stories 2 will release Summer 2021. We are going full speed in developing, so please look forward to both titles! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday, and see you in the new year. Happy Holidays!”

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.

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