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Monster Hunter Rise Returns To The Nintendo Switch. Monster hunter nintendo switch console

Monster Hunter Rise Returns To The Nintendo Switch

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Following off the immense success of Monster Hunter World, Nintendo owners felt left out for years with its previous release being Generations on the Switch in 2018. Being that Generations was a port of a game that was already two years old, Monster Hunter Rise was the first entirely new game in the franchise on a Nintendo console for almost half of a decade. Capcom knew that it had shoes to fill, including meeting the expectations of veteran hunters as well as easing newcomers from World into their new game. In March, the game would finally release worldwide, taking the Switch by storm and marking the beginning of Capcom’s dominance in 2021.

The graphics for Monster Hunter Rise are some of the most visually impressive to grace the Switch, largely due to Capcom’s in-house RE Engine. While Japanese players got a taste of how the RE Engine would run on the Switch due to the Japan-exclusive Switch port of Resident Evil 7, Rise would be the first Switch game to utilize the engine for a worldwide release. While corners are historically cut for Switch titles, the RE Engine gives Rise a personality on a console that most 3rd party developers struggle with.

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Monster Hunter Rise Introduces Modern Gameplay Mechanics

The game runs fluid, controls are tight, animations are beautiful to watch as well as the wide range of expressions for each of the characters, monsters, and pets. With the impending PC release aiming to push the capabilities of Monster Hunter Rise to its limits, the Switch version of Rise makes it one of the most remarkable titles to play, especially on docked but surprisingly on handheld as well.

I own the game on the Switch myself, but considering that I have a Switch Lite, my experience with Monster Hunter Rise has been handheld exclusive. Thankfully, playing the docked version I can see that my gameplay on handheld hasn’t been gimped in the slightest. While playing it docked is the preferred method, Rise holds its own in the palm of your hand, keeping up with other portable titles within the series.

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A Monster Hunter Never Hunts Alone

Accompanying the hunter are two companions, the cat-like Palicos who have been mainstays in the Monster Hunter series, and a new dog companion, the Palamute. The latter allows hunters to ride and travel distances across the map, meaning that players can engage enemies faster than before, all the while fighting alongside the hunter. The range of weaponry that the hunter can choose from is just as diverse, ranging from the classic sword and shield, to an aggressive dual blade setup, and a defensive greatsword build. There isn’t a right or wrong way to tackle the dangers of Monster Hunter Rise head-on and the tutorial makes good use of it.

Perhaps the one thing that I found tricky as someone who was relatively new to the Monster Hunter series is the use of wirebugs. These bugs serve as grappling hooks, allowing players to jet alongside the map, reach vantage points, and target larger monsters to slingshot from the air. While these are all valuable, the targeting of the wirebugs leaves a lot to be desired, allowing a bit of a learning curve to get used to the new mechanic itself. After a while, it’s all the matter of ensuring the hunter attacks first and strikes the hardest.

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Monster Hunter Rise Shows Great Promise Of The Future

Traditionally with Monster Hunter games, the “stories” are not the major point of the games, serving for a generic one as a newbie hunter wishing to join the ranks of other established Monster Hunters. They do so by accepting missions and rising up in ranks depending on how proficient they are in completing tasks. Unlike previous Monster Hunter titles, the city is full of life, with each supporting character having their own unique quirks and personality, including the main character themselves. Outside of battle, witnessing these events are a huge part of Rise’s charm as there are almost just as many things to do when not hunting as there is when you are.

Monster Hunter Rise marks the return of the franchise’s glory on a platform that saw most of its player base flourish. While World returned the series to its console roots, Rise brought many players used to hunting on the go together once again. The game feels just as fresh and engaging as it did on launch and with an entire roadmap of DLC planned for the summer, players will have a lot to look forward to for months to come.

Monster Hunter Rise is available on the Switch. A PC version will release on January 12th, 2022.

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Monster Hunter Rise Switch and Pro Controller Bundle | Where to Preorder | MH Rise

This is an article about the Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) Nintendo Switch Bundle released by Nintendo! If you want to know more about what it looks like and which peripherals have special editions then read on!

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Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Switch Special Edition

United States

The US version of the Nintendo Direct on February 17th, 2021 announced the Monster Hunter Rise Deluxe Edition system and Pro Controller which were previously announced for release in Japan and the UK.

This bundle was released in stores on March 26th, 2021. Currently, some shops are all sold out, but there’s a possibility that they might restock.

Release Date and Preorder Date

Price 38,400 yen (excl. tax) 369.99 £ 339.99
Release Date March 26, 2021(depending on region)
Preorder Date February 27, 2021

A Special Edition Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Switch was announced by the Official Nintendo Japan website on January 27, 2021 (JST)! This console will only be available in Japan, US, and UK.

If you are not from any of these regions, do not feel bad. The Nintendo Switch is known to not be region locked so it is possible to buy from Japanese, US, or UK stores!

Special Edition Nintendo Switch Bundle Contents

  • Nintendo Switch Console (with Special Design)
  • Nintendo Switch Dock (with Special Design)
  • L/R Joy-Con (with Special Design)
  • Joy-Con grip (Black)
  • Nintendo Switch AC Adapter
  • High-Speed HDMI Cable
  • Safety Guide
  • Monster Hunter Rise Software (Downloaded in the Switch)
  • Deluxe Edition Code

To know more about other game editions, check out our guide below!

Special Edition Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Release Date and Preorder Date

Along with the special edition Switch console, Nintendo also announced a special edition Pro Controller! The gold Magnamalo skin blends well with the black Pro Controller which results in a matte gold finish. Cop this one when you can!

If you want to know which other controllers are best used for Monster Hunter Rise, check out our guide!

Where to Preorder

UPDATE: Preorders for the MH Switch Special Editon and Pro Controllers are over. However, there are stores that still sell the Special Edition and Pro Controller in limited quantities. We have updated the links below of those stores.

Preorder Dates

Both the special edition Nintendo Switch and Pro Controllers were sold last March 26, 2021 (JST) and the preorder reservations will started on February 27, 2021 (JST) in Japan.

US Preorders

Here are the links for the US preorder of the special editon Monster Hunter Rise Switch and Pro Controllers! Currently, the some shops are sold out while some still sell preorders.

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UK Preorders

Here are the links for the UK preorder of the special editon Monster Hunter Rise Switch and Pro Controllers.

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Japan Preorders

Generally, preorders are done online or in physical stores in Japan but there is no news yet on the stores that will offer preorders for this Special Edition Switch. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a chance that this will be online-only.

But if we pattern this release with the previous Monster Hunter special edition releases, you may order these from e-Capcom in Japan. Take note though, special edition consoles usually sell like hotcakes so don’t be surprised when the website crashes or pre-orders are sold out.

If you want to find other preorder bonuses for the game, check out this guide!

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Monster Hunter Rise Switch Console and Pro Controller coming to the West

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It’s time to grab some new items hunter! With the latest Nintendo Direct today, Capcom has brought a ton of news on some of their upcoming releases including Ghost ‘n Goblins Resurrection, Arcade Stadium, and of course Monster Hunter Rise to the forefront. After being announced for release in Japan and Europe last month, the latest limited edition Monster Hunter-themed Switch console and Pro Controller will officially be making their way to the West after all!

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The Monster Hunter Rise Deluxe Edition Switch system and Pro Controller will release the same day as the upcoming game on Friday, March 26th. There are no set or pre-orders available just yet for the two units, but when that information becomes available from Capcom and retailers we’ll be sure to share it with you all so you can FOCUS on Rathalos rather than securing your purchase!

Written by Marc Kaliroff

Ever since owning a cobalt blue Game Boy Advance, Nintendo is his preferred way of gaming. Marc is a journalist, creative writer, and video producer. While his FOCUS may be on providing news, he spends his days preparing reviews for games of the present and past.

You can pre-order the Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Switch now before its gone

The Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Switch is now available to pre-order in the UK for £339.99, and if you’ve got your eye on this ornate-looking design, we’d strongly advise doing so.

The console comes with a full game digital download code of Monster Hunter Rise, the Deluxe Kit DLC and some bonus content.

Nintendo Switch special edition bundles don’t tend to stay in stock for long, with the Fortnite Wildcat console and Animal Crossing: New Horizon console often flashing in and out of stock, particularly when on sale.

Monster Hunter Rise is arguably the biggest Nintendo Switch game of 2021 (until Breath of the Wild 2 hopefully appears) and – if it’s anything like Monster Hunter World, which sold over 14 million copies – it’s bound to be popular.

The game and console bundle is set to release on March 26, 2021, so don’t miss this opportunity to secure it before it’s gone.

If you already own a Switch but still want to pick up a fancy Monster Hunter Rise-themed piece of hardware, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is also available to pre-order for £69.99.

Not from the UK? Scroll down for the best Nintendo Switch deals in your area.

Monster Hunter Rise Edition Nintendo Switch deals:

Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter Rise Edition Pack: £339.99 from Nintendo Official UK Store This deal from the Nintendo Official UK store includes some lovely Monster Hunter Rise accessories, which include a set of collectible cards, a Palamute and Palico keyring, along with a steelbook.

Nintendo Switch (Monster Hunter Rise Edition): £339.99 at Amazon Amazon also has the Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter Rise Edition console for pre-order, although you’ll miss out on the cool accessories that the Nintendo UK Store offers.

Monster Hunter Rise Pro Controller deals:

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Monster Hunter Rise Edition: £64.99 from Nintendo Official UK Store The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller features a striking Magnamalo design, and includes HD rumble, built-in amiibo functionality and motion controls.

Switch Pro Controller (Monster Hunter Rise Edition): £69.99 from Amazon The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Monster Hunter Rise Edition is also available from Amazon, though it’s £5 cheaper if you opt for the Nintendo Official UK Store.

A demo for Monster Hunter Rise was made available on the Nintendo Switch eShop from January 7 to February 1, which allowed players to experience the game’s single-player and local multiplayer modes. Those who played the demo could earn bonus items such as free potions, traps and energy drinks to use when the full game releases on March 26.

Nintendo Switch deals

Visiting from outside the UK? Check out all the best Nintendo Switch deals below for your area.



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