Monster Hunter: Rise Review Sunbreak Expansion Out In Spring 2023

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Maintaining Monster Hunter: World’s deep combat and sense of progression, this sequel (Rise) builds upon that game’s approachable foundation.

The Monster Hunter: Rise video game, created and released by Capcom, is an action role-playing game that carries on the tradition of the Monster Hunter series. The game was initially released for the Nintendo Switch in March 2021 and later ported to other platforms, such as; Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on January 20, 2023.

The Monster Hunter: Rise An Open World Quest In Search of Monsters

As a player you assume the role of a hunter in a fantastical world teeming with dangerous creatures and ancient ruins, and your mission is simply to track down and kill large monsters. The game features a rich storyline that takes players on a journey through the game world’s picturesque locales, including towering cliffs, lush forests, deep valleys and many uncharted regions.

The game builds upon the mechanics established in Monster Hunter: World and offers a deep and complex combat system, allowing players to use a variety of weapons and tools to battle fearsome otherworldly monsters. 

Monster Hunter: Rise offers a vast open world environment to explore, filled with diverse and interesting creatures to hunt, making it a must-play for fans of the franchise.

Monster Hunter: Rise (Palamute and Wirebug)

Monster Hunter: Rise also introduced the Palamute, a dog-like companion that can accompany players on their adventures, and the Wirebug, which provides players with a unique way to traverse the game world and mount and control certain monsters. 

In addition to a solo campaign, the game also supports local and online multiplayer sessions with up to four players per team. While in online modes, players choose one of the Palico or Palamute to join them, players in single-player modes can hunt with up to two of either of those companions. The game also introduces Rampage, a tower defense mode in which gamers must safeguard the base village from numerous attacking monsters.

Monster Hunter: Rise: Sunbreak Expansion Set is Coming to Xbox and PlayStation in Spring

The expansion set, “Sunbreak” was released on June 20, 2022, but as mentioned earlier, ports for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and 5 were only made available on January 20, 2023 while the Sunbreak expansion is expected sometime in the Spring of 2023. 

Players can look forward to even more exciting content and challenges to conquer. 

The expansion will add new monsters and the Switch Skills Swap feature, which allows players to switch between two different skill sets in the middle of a hunt without returning to the base camp. The expansion will also allow players to befriend non-player characters in the hunting hubs and have them join as companions for hunts.

The Current Price of Monster Hunter: Rise

You can get the digital version for both the Standard and Deluxe Editions of Monster Hunter: Rise on Steam and Nintendo Switch while the hard copy of the Standard Edition is available on Amazon.


Monster Hunter: Rise (Standard Edition) – $39.99

Monster Hunter: Rise (Deluxe Edition) – $50.03

Monster Hunter: Rise & Sunbreak – (Standard Edition) – $69.99

Monster Hunter: Rise & Sunbreak – (Deluxe Edition) – $79.99 


Monster Hunter: Rise & Sunbreak (Deluxe Edition) – $37.49 (a 25% price reduction on the initial price of $49.99 is currently in effect, but this discounted sale will expire on February 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM. PT)


Monster Hunter: Rise (Standard Edition) – $59.99 (14% discount on the release price of $69.99)

Monster Hunter: Rise Receives Positive Reviews from Fans and Critics

Since the release of Monster Hunter: Rise, the general feedback from fans of the series, new gamers, industry observers, and critics alike have been very positive with many praising its expansive world, engaging combat system, and diverse range of creatures to hunt. 

With more than 12 million copies sold worldwide, Monster Hunter: Rise stands as the second-best-selling game in the Monster Hunter series to date.

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