Capcom has confirmed that the first free title update for Monster Hunter Rise will be available this week, on Wednesday 28th April.
As well as adding Chameleos and Apex Rathalos, you will also be able to confront the Elder Dragons Kushala Daora and Teostra along with Apex Diablos.
Once you have downloaded the update, you will find that “previously released Apex monsters can be challenged outside of Rampage quests, Magnamalo will join the Rampage quest rotation, players will be able to forge layered armor, and the max hunter rank will be unlocked when certain conditions are met.”
There will also be new event quests that will be released that can be played offline once downloaded, and new cosmetic downloadable content made available to purchase “that includes new voice options, sticker sets, gestures, layered armor for your buddies and more.”
In Monster Hunter Rise, you 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 Ruins 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 has introduced 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.
Monster Hunter Rise is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.