Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak set for 30th June 2022 Release on Nintendo Switch & Windows PC

Capcom recently hosted a digital event for Monster Hunter Rise which saw new details for the expansion pack, entitled Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, being announced alongside a 30th June 2022 release date.

The event provided new details, and revealed a special physical bundle planned for the release of the game in EMEA and Asian regions; but the biggest takeaway was the enthralling new trailer whiched offered fans a glimpse of the new story, the new Elgado Outpost hub, the challenging new monsters, and the exciting new abilities that hunters will encounter after completing the story of the base game. 

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak begins following the heroic defense of Kamura Village against the Rampage that concludes in Monster Hunter Rise. News of the village’s survival inspires the gallant knight Dame Fiorayne to travel from the distant Kingdom seeking aid. Hunters brave enough to answer the call will set out for the port of Elgado Outpost. This bustling maritime waystation is the home of the Laboratory researching the abnormal monster activity troubling the Kingdom, and the Command Post tasked with restoring peace to the realm. Here, players will interact with a cast of new characters including the commander of the Knights of the Royal Order Admiral Galleus, the quirky scientist Bahari, Minayle the Blacksmith, Oboro the Merchant, and the quest giver Chichae. These helpful allies will assist hunters in crafting new gear for the perils ahead, and instructing them to perform powerful new Wirebug techniques.

The threat befalling the Kingdom is closely linked to powerful creatures inspired by staples of Western horror known as the Three Lords. This cadre includes the newly unveiled Garangolm, the chilling Fanged Wyvern Lunagaron, and the Elder Dragon Malzeno. In addition to these nightmarish new foes, other monster variants and returning fan-favorites including Blood Orange Bishaten and the mighty Astalos will emerge to challenge hunters in the added Master Rank quest difficulty. Researching the behavior of the Three Lords will take hunters across the Kingdom to exciting new locales, including the newly-unveiled Citadel. This locale boasts snow-swept peaks cascading down to lush forests teeming with new forms of endemic life. At the center of this vast region sits a long-abandoned fortress that serves as a bastion for the very monsters it was built to keep out. 

In addition to the digital-only Standard Edition of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, a special Deluxe Edition will include the massive expansion in addition to bonus content such as layered armor sets, gestures, and hairstyle. A physical version of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will be released which includes the Sunbreak expansion pack as a digital download code inside the box.

Players who choose to purchase any version of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak early will receive the “Loyal Dog” and “Striped Cat” layered armor sets for Palamute and Palico companions. At launch, players on Nintendo Switch will also be able to purchase three new Malzeno-inspired amiibo that unlock special layered armor for their hunter, Palamute, and Palico pawtners.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will be available from 30th June 2022 for Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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