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Monster Hunter Rise is coming to PC in 2022

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Nintendo Switch Title Monster Hunter Rise will eventually arrive on PC, according to producer Ryozo Tsujimoto. As the last title in the Monster Hunter series launches on Switch on March 26, Tsujimoto told IGN Japan in an interview that PC gamers can expect to get their hands on the game in early 2022.

“We have received a lot of requests for a PC version of Monster Hunter Rise, especially from overseas players, so we have decided to develop a PC version, which we plan to release in early 2022,” said Tsujimoto. “This is still under development, so I would like to share more detailed information when the time comes.”

No other details of the PC version were available.

Every monster in Monster Hunter Rise (announced so far)

While Monster Hunter has long been a murderous franchise in Japan, Monster Hunter: World and its 2018 expansion Iceborne saw the series achieve worldwide success, with World selling over 16.8 million units worldwide and 7 , 2 million additional sales for Iceborne. It’s heartening to hear that Capcom is listening to series fans around the world when considering platforms for new entries like Rise.

Monster Hunter Rise was specially designed with the capabilities of the Switch in mind – for example, Tsujimoto said in the interview that during development, “we took into account the features of the Nintendo Switch, which can be used as a handheld, and with that in mind, we focused on hunting at a faster pace than before. “

It is not known how these aspects will translate into a PC version. But Rise’s focus on action translates into beefed up core mechanics that should be fun to play regardless of platform, and the game has been made even more welcoming to new players than the already accessible Monster Hunter World.

Obtain the necessary performance of the [Switch] the hardware needed some adjustments

For example, in addition to the Palico feline buddies from previous games, Rise presents Palamutes, canine creatures which help the player in combat and which can even be ridden like a horse, making exploration much faster and more dynamic. “We especially wanted to have fun traveling on the Palamute available in multiplayer,” said Tsujimoto. “Obtain the necessary performance from [Switch] the hardware required some fine-tuning, but we were finally able to achieve it through continued development. “

While the Switch hardware has technical limitations, Rise is a beautiful game with stunning art direction and a complex ecosystem that allows monsters to organically interact with each other. These include the first Monster Hunter on a portable system to feature seamless maps with no loading between zones, a challenge the development team has worked hard to tackle. So there’s no reason to worry that a PC version will be delayed by the Switch’s origins of the game.

Capcom has had success with previous ports to more powerful hardware, like when 2011’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate received a superb HD update for Wii U in 2012. So maybe a PC version of Rise could do. the subject of a similar makeover.

To learn more about Monster Hunter Rise, grab a Kamura village visit in the video above, with some surprising new details about its facilities, like the assembly center, canteen and training area! Also consult our Monster Hunter Rise preview of the game as a whole.

Ryuichi kataoka is a freelance writer for IGN Japan. Daniel Robson is editor-in-chief of IGN Japan.


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