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Velkhana and Risen Valstrax Arrive in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Update

Velkhana, the mascot Elder Dragon of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will make its frosty debut in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak via Title Update 4. It’s not alone, of course, as the new patch also brings us another “Risen” monster in the form of Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax. The lengthy name…

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is a Good Reminder that Monster Hunter is Supposed to Kick Your Ass

Three years ago, pre-pandemic and at an entirely different job, I sat down in Capcom’s offices for the last time in a while to demo Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. The expansion to the incredibly successful Monster Hunter World was content meant to satisfy endgame players with new monsters, new weapons, a new…

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Do Monster Hunter’s Developers Consider it a Single-Player or Mulitplayer Series?

It is no surprise that Monster Hunter is a successful series now, considering that the games have long been major successes in Japan. The franchise especially took off on the PlayStation Portable with the Monster Hunter Portable series, which allowed players to take their individual hunters and hunt big monsters together.…

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Which Capcom Characters Do Monster Hunter’s Creators Think Could Beat a Rathalos?

The Monster Hunter series has traveled a long path since the PlayStation 2, going from a strange experience niche in the west but beloved in Japan to an unmitigated international hit. Between the two most recent games — Monster Hunter World and Monster Hunter Rise — the franchise that once struggled to get…

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What to Do in Monster Hunter Rise Before Sunbreak – How to Catch Up

Monster Hunter Rise players have almost exactly one month to decide what to do in-game before Sunbreak. If past trends hold, this major expansion will be the definitive version of the game going forward. It follows in the footsteps of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, as the series shifts from a “definitive…

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PSA: Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is Digital Only on Switch

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is getting a physical release on Nintendo Switch. It’s not, y’know, really a physical release. We’ve technically known this for some time. Though as we creep closer to the final release of the full expansion, it feels worth pointing out the fine print seen on the…

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Matches Release Date on Switch and PC

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will be the first major, paid expansion for the dinosaur-slaying simulator. If prior precedent holds, it’s also probably the last, before we eventually see a fully-fledged sequel to Monster Hunter World. But one precedent I’m very glad publisher Capcom isn’t following this time is a staggered release date…

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Monster Hunter Rise Rising Sun Event Quest Guide – Okami Armor

The Monster Hunter Rise “Rising Sun!?” event quest isn’t just aptly named because of the game in which it takes place. It’s because the “Ammy Costume” Layered Armor that comes with it pulls directly from Capcom classic Okami, in which you played the sun god Amaterasu. This Layered Armor isn’t for…

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Monster Hunter Rise Bird Wyverns of Ruin – Tsukino Event Quest Guide

The Monster Hunter Rise “Bird Wyverns of Ruin?” event quest shouldn’t pose a serious challenge to experienced hunters. But it’s nice to know of a mission is worth your time — considering things like rewards and the amount of time you need to invest. That’s where this guide comes in!…

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The Fancies 2021: Steven Strom’s Game of the Year List

Another year, another landslide of problems to try and escape in the world of video games. I won’t go too deep on just how hard 2021 has been. I edited most of our end-of-year pieces by my coworkers. They already did a much better job of encompassing the struggles we…

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The Fancies 2021: Some of Imran’s Top Games of the Year

I don’t think we have enough appreciation for how weird 2021 has been for video games — or really anything. That anything came out this year is a small miracle; that enough really good things came out this year to fill a list, much less the list of 50 games…

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The Fancies 2021: LB Hunktears’ Games of the Year

Game of the Year, Period, 2021: Wildermyth The reason Wildermyth is my game of the year is pretty simple: it does nothing I don’t like. It’s beautifully balanced. Tonally, it’s the perfect fantasy adventure game — the stakes feel high, but not stressfully so. Sad things happen, and they feel…

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Monster Hunter Rise Cross-Save Not Possible Right Now, Says Capcom

This year’s Switch debut of Monster Hunter Rise is one of the biggest console releases this year, setting sales records for Capcom just one month after release. That means, of course, that next year’s PC version of Rise will have a number of Switch owners looking to upgrade with pre-existing saves.…

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Monster Hunter Rise Hits Six Million Units Sold

After Monster Hunter World, if you told me that a new Monster Hunter title was selling well, I am not sure my brain would really register a reaction. World sold really well. It’s entirely possible more people have played Monster Hunter World than paid attention to the Monster Hunter movie. In that sense, Monster Hunter Rise…

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Monster Hunter Rise Ships Five Million Copies

I remember a time not so long ago when Monster Hunter was this strange, foreign thing that most in the west didn’t really get. It had its ardent supporters, but was largely considered to be a series that excelled in Japan and wasn’t built for western sensibilities. It’s an interesting time to…

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This Week in News is About Microsoft, Metal-Detecting, and Monsters

Welcome to This Week in News, where we quickly run down all the biggest news of the week in an easy summary. Tales of Arise Returns After a Year With the Promise of Upcoming News – The Bandai Namco JRPG has been infrequently detail-free since its E3 2019 debut, but…

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Monster Hunter Rise is Coming to PC in 2022

A few months ago, Capcom was hit by a ransomware attack that threatened to leak numerous internal documents if the Japanese game developer did not pay up. Capcom refused and these documents then flooded the internet, giving away future Capcom release strategies in a way their schedule did not intend.…

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