First Impressions: Monster Hunter Rise for PC
I've been waiting a very long time for Monster Hunter Rise. When the game was first announced and eventually released in March of this year, it took every fiber of my being not to buy it for the Switch. The hope was that it would eventually see release on PC and be a worthy successor to World and Iceborne. That day is nearly upon us. This week, Capcom gave us a PC release date and a playable demo. Monster Hunter Rise will release on January 12, 2022.
The demo is straightforward with a tutorial, singleplayer, and multiplayer components. Basic training is a great way to get reacquainted with the mechanics of the game if you haven't played in a while or just want a quick refresher. Wyvern Riding Training is an absolute must for anyone new to Rise. It goes of using the new wirebugs to mount, ride, and attack with monsters. There are three monsters to hunt for singleplayer and multiplayer: Great Izuchi, Mizutsune, and Magnamalo. There is a loadout for each of the weapon types, or classes, showing off a wide variety of the armor available in the main game.