Rise to the challenge and join the hunt! Monster Hunter Rise, the newest entry in the critically acclaimed action-RPG series, is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Battle fearsome monsters and use your rewards to craft a huge variety of epic weapons and armour. Set in the scenic land of Kamura Village, inspired by ancient Japan, Monster Hunter Rise invites you to explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. The events of Monster Hunter Rise transpire half a century following the devastation of the last calamity. Hunters must face a new and terrifying monster who has reared its head and threatens to plunge the land into chaos once again.
Rise to the challenge and join the hunt!
Go on a hunt wherever you want, whenever you want in MONSTER HUNTER RISE for Nintendo Switch! Freely explore sweeping landscapes inspired by ancient Japan, slay ferocious wild monsters solo or co‑operatively with friends, and forge powerful weapons and armour from your spoils in this sprawling action RPG.
Kamura needs you!
The sighting of a terrifying monster of legend signals the return of a catastrophic event, which threatens to bring chaos to Kamura Village. With the aid of the village elder and the local residents, you must sharpen your hunting skills and save this peaceful settlement from an onslaught of monsters.
Here they come!
From ferocious new foes like the fearsome Magnamalo to fan favourites like the Tigrex and Mizutsune, a bevvy of huge beasts await those brave enough to take up arms against them. Here are just a few of the behemoths that’ll you’ll encounter in the wild.
These powerful creatures will make quick work of ill-prepared hunters, so study their attack patterns and behaviours to determine the best time to strike…or run! Spot another monster lurking nearby? Try to lure it into the fray to help turn the tide!
The greater the threat, the better equipped you’ll need to be to face it. Craft new weapons and armour from your spoils and parts carved from the monsters you’ve vanquished. Be sure to keep your inventory well-stocked with healing items, traps and other hunting essentials!
The last line of defence
To protect Kamura Village from invading monsters, the villagers have built a sturdy stronghold. On certain quests, you’ll be asked to hold the fort by laying traps and setting up turrets while under siege from a relentless horde of frenzied monsters. It won’t be easy, but the rewards for defending the stronghold are sure to be worth it.
Strength in numbers
Every hunter knows that nothing beats the thrill of teaming up to topple titans – and on Nintendo Switch, it’s even easier to form a hunting party!
Whether your allies are nearby or far away, up to four players can join forces locally or online to undertake quests, fell monsters together and enjoy a share of the spoils. Between hunts, regroup in Kamura Village to plan your next excursion, drop by the smithy to upgrade your weapons and armour, or enjoy a hearty meal at the Tea Shop.
- Release date: 26 March 2021
- Digital Download Size: 7GB Additional storage may be needed on your console for installation or software updates.
- Category: Adventure, RPG, Action
- Players: 1 – 4
- Play mode: TV Mode, Tabletop mode, Handheld mode, Paid online membership service
- Publisher: Capcom
- Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Supported Play Modes
Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.