It’s time to hunt some beasties once again, as Monster Hunter Rise is here today for PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and that includes Game Pass.
Rise and hunt
To overcome the looming Rampage, the hunters of Kamura make use of the new Palamute hunting companions and “Wirebug” grappling mechanic as they engage in the series’ trademark action-packed combat. The “Canyne” Palamute companions join the series favorite “Felyne” Palicoes in assisting players while out on hunts. In addition to lending their considerable offensive capabilities to any fight, Palamutes can also carry hunters on their backs to swiftly chase fleeing monsters and traverse the open maps. Wirebugs, on the other hand, enable hunters to nimbly grapple in any direction during a hunt, and can be paired with each of the 14 weapon types to create unique “Silkbind Attacks.” Damaging monsters with these new attacks make them susceptible to the new “Wyvern riding” technique, which allows players to temporarily take control of a monster and yield spectacular battle sequences during a hunt.Capcom press release
In addition to the above, which is the bulk of the game, there’s also the new Rampage “quest type”. In that new mode, players can work with villagers to fortify their town, to defend against “waves of invading monsters, including any powerful Apex monsters that may arrive during the siege”.
Players will also be able to switch-up some skills on the fly to customize their hunts, and battle alongside others online. That’ll come complete with sliding difficulty scales too, which should provide a solid experience for all.
Monster Hunter Rise is out now for Xbox and PlayStation platforms, and is a part of Game Pass as well.