A new trailer for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak was revealed during a Monster Hunter Digital Event during the week. The trailer gives us a peek at the game, including the story, new Elgado Outpost, new monsters, and new abilities that hunters will encounter after completing the main story. The event also revealed the game’s release date, which is set for June 30, 2022 for the Nintendo Switch, with pre-orders available now.
Early purchase of any version of the game will allow players to receive the “Loyal Dog” and “Striped Cat” armor sets for Palamute and Palico. Three new Malzeno-inspired amiibo were also announced and will be available at launch.
Check out the trailer below to see the game in action.
Looking for more information? The digital event can also be found on the Monster Hunter YouTube channel.
Here are some more details from the official press release:
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak begins following the heroic defense of Kamura Village against the Rampage that concludes in Monster Hunter Rise. News of the village’s survival inspires the gallant knight Dame Fiorayne to travel from the distant Kingdom seeking aid. Hunters brave enough to answer the call will set out for the port of Elgado Outpost. This bustling maritime waystation is the home of the Laboratory researching the abnormal monster activity troubling the Kingdom, and the Command Post tasked with restoring peace to the realm. Here, players will interact with a cast of new characters including the commander of the Knights of the Royal Order Admiral Galleus, the quirky scientist Bahari, Minayle the Blacksmith, Oboro the Merchant, and the quest giver Chichae. These helpful allies will assist hunters in crafting new gear for the perils ahead, and instructing them to perform powerful new Wirebug techniques.
The threat befalling the Kingdom is closely linked to powerful creatures inspired by staples of Western horror known as the Three Lords. This cadre includes the newly unveiled Garangolm, the chilling Fanged Wyvern Lunagaron, and the Elder Dragon Malzeno. In addition to these nightmarish new foes, other monster variants and returning fan-favorites including Blood Orange Bishaten and the mighty Astalos will emerge to challenge hunters in the added Master Rank quest difficulty. Researching the behavior of the Three Lords will take hunters across the Kingdom to exciting new locales, including the newly-unveiled Citadel. This locale boasts snow-swept peaks cascading down to lush forests teeming with new forms of endemic life. At the center of this vast region sits a long-abandoned fortress that serves as a bastion for the very monsters it was built to keep out. More information about Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will be revealed at a later date.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is the monstrous new expansion for Monster Hunter Rise, the critically-acclaimed and top-selling Monster Hunter title that released on Nintendo Switch in March 2021. The expansion will include an all-new storyline with more new monsters, new additions to combat, the Master Rank quest difficulty, and more. More information and other exciting new gameplay details on Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will be shared prior to the expansion’s June 30, 2022 release on Nintendo Switch.
To help new players prepare for the arrival of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, new armor sets and weapons for Monster Hunter Rise have been added. The powerful Defender series of weapons boast a high attack power for helping players advance through early hunts, and can be paired with the Black Belt armor and Veteran’s Talisman for enhanced survivability and useful skills. As players approach High Rank, the Guild Cross set speeds up the process of harvesting useful items that can be stockpiled for future hunts. Monster Hunter Rise players who do not purchase the Sunbreak expansion will receive an update when Sunbreak launches that will require 13GB on Nintendo Switch. The update will be required for online play, and includes weapon balances, item packs, and character edit vouchers.