Capcom reveals PC release date for Monster Hunter Rise, with a free demo coming sooner

Something I look forward to: Monster Hunter Rise originally came out on the Nintendo Switch earlier this year as a timed exclusive. This week, Capcom finally revealed the release date for the PC version and details on what the port will include.

As part of a presentation of the Tokyo Game Show 2021, Capcom confirmed Monster Hunter Rise is coming to PC on January 12, 2022, with a press release and pre-order details on the game’s Steam page. A free demo will be available on October 13 this year. Playing the demo will unlock a bonus for the game once it comes out.

According to the Steam page, Monster Hunter Rise on PC support up to 4K resolution, HDR, ultra-wide aspect ratio, and unlocked frame rates. The official website too confirm the PC version will have improved textures, voice chat, and redesigned mouse and keyboard controls. The PC version will contain the same content as the Switch version, including all updates scheduled through November.

Capcom too Opened an online survey for TGS 2021, including questions about what additional features customers may want for the PC version. Possible selections include cross-play and cross-save between the PC and Switch versions.

Like other games in the franchise, Monster Hunter Rise is an action RPG in which players track down and kill giant and exotic monsters. A new feature Rise added is “Palamutes” – rideable animal companions that help with both transport and battle. Another is a tool called “Wirebug,” which players can use as a grappling hook for easier movement or as a weapon in combat.

When the Switch version was released, it immediately sold millions of copies, only slightly behind the previous Monster Hunter World, Capcom’s best-selling game. That’s more impressive considering that Monster Hunter World launched simultaneously on two consoles than Rise’s. As of now, with 7 million copies, Rise is already in Capcom’s top 10. best seller games ever.

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