Capcom has announced a release date for the PC (Steam) version of Monster Hunter Rise: January 12, 2022, for $59.99. A free demo will be available on Steam on October 13.

Monster Hunter Rise released earlier this year as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, and the latest in the long-running action-RPG series. Featuring 14 different weapon types with different gameplay styles, hunters embark on a series of solo and cooperative quests to hunt increasingly dangerous, gigantic monsters.

Hunters use parts from defeated monsters to craft new weapons and armor, customizing their skills and style.

Rise added the new wirebug, a grappling hook that can be used in and out of combat to provide increased mobility and all new strategies. Hunters could also use the wirebug to temporarily ride and take control of monsters, bashing them into walls or even attacking other monsters in the area.

The PC version of Monster Hunter Rise will feature all post-launch content released on the Switch through the end of November 2021. It will also support 4K resolution, uncapped framerates, and high resolution textures.

The demo includes a training area with all 14 weapon types, as well as three hunting quests spread across three increasingly challenging monsters: Great Izuchi, Mizutsune, and Magnamalo.

Coming next summer is the first major expansion pack to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. Sunbreak includes a new storyline, a anew base, and new locations, monsters, master rank, and more.

Monster Hunter Rise will launch on PC on January 12, 2022. It’s currently available on Switch. It’s rated T for Teen.


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