Capcom has released Monster Hunter Rise on PlayStation 4 and 5, and Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S — including Xbox Game Pass, for $39.99.
Monster Hunter Rise released in 2021 has a Nintendo Switch exclusive. It was ported to PC (Steam) in 2022.
Like every other game in the series, you play as a customizable hunter, tasked with exploring regions and hunting down large, powerful monsters using a variety of weapons. Each weapon has its own strengths, abilities, and play styles, from fast dual blades to the heavy warhammer and the aerial insect glaive.
Aside from new regions, monsters, and NPCs, Rise adds several new gameplay features. The wirebug is a grappling hook that hunters can use to gain more mobility during combat, as well as to latch onto weakened monsters and temporarily control them.
Switch Skills also hunters to customize their attacks by swapping between multiple attack options provided by the wirebug.
Hunters also gain new Canyne Palamute companions in addition to the series regular Felyne Palicoes. The Palamutes also serve as mounts for faster travel.
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions support 4K resolution, 60 FPS, and 3D audio.
Note that the port does not include last year’s major expansion, Sunbreak. Sunbreak will launch on PlayStation and Xbox later this Spring.
Monster Hunter Rise is rated T for Teen.