Nintendo Announces Monster Hunter Rise Expansion

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Capcom’s expansion Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak was announced with a short trailer shown during today’s Nintendo Direct. Capcom celebrated the announcement on Twitter sharing a link to the expansion’s official website.

“The work of a Hunter never truly ends. A new, ominous chapter is about to unfold in the Monster Hunter Rise saga: enter the monstrous expansion Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, coming to Nintendo Switch and PC in Summer 2022.”

Official Sunbreak Website

The expansion will feature “an all-new storyline with more new monsters, new locales, gameplay elements, a new quest rank, and more” according to its official website.

The action role-playing game is the sixth installment in the Monster Hunter series, which premiered all the way back in 2004. The franchise centers around fantasy-themed action and have been released across a large variety of platforms over the years, including PC, PlayStation and Xbox.

The series is second only to Resident Evil in terms of Capcom sales figures, so it’s appropriate that director Paul W.S. Anderson has adapted both franchises to the screening, and both starring his wife, Mila Jovovich. There’s also an animated Netflix adaption in the works for the franchise.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will release simultaneously on Nintendo Switch and PC in Summer 2022.