Capcom’s previous hit Monster Hunter World was a major success. The later introduction of the Iceborne expansion won the Award for Excellence and sold 16.1 million copies, becoming the best-selling Capcom title in the company’s history. Monster Hunter Rise is a sequel to Monster Hunter World and the sixth mainline installment in the Monster Hunter series. Months have passed since its first release on Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021. Monster Hunter Rise is finally getting a PC release date. The release date is set for January 12, 2022. Players will be able to purchase and download the PC version via Steam. The demo version of Monster Hunter Rise has already opened for download in the Steam Store, with a few difficulty options and weapons for players on different skill levels to choose from.
The #MHRise PC Demo is here, with a variety of customization options so you can hunt your way!
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) October 25, 2021
The art style and visual effects in Monster Hunter Rise is almost half-retro to the earlier Monster Hunter games. In comparison to Nintendo Switch, the PC version will provide 4k resolution, higher resolution textures, uncapped framerate, and a smoother gameplay experience in general. Just like any other Monster Hunter game, there will be returning 1st Generation monsters such as Diablos, Rathalos, Rathian, and so on. Fans can also look forward to the new monsters in Monster Hunter Rise, especially with the upcoming Sunbreak expansion.
New threats loom on the horizon. #MHRise
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) September 23, 2021
Not long after the announcement of Monster Hunter Rise’s release date, Capcom also revealed a trailer of the upcoming Sunbreak expansion. Sunbreak is described as a “monstrous expansion”, which will likely resemble the size and content of the Iceborne expansion in Monster Hunter World. This expansion is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC in summer 2022. It will include new monsters, new maps, and a new hub, away from Kamura Village, the hub in the main game.