During Tokyo Game Show 2020, Capcom showed off 41 minutes… Yes, 41 (!) minutes of gameplay for their latest entry into the long-running Monster Hunter Franchise, the Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Rise.
Dual Blades and Longsword were shown, going through very impressive gameplay that culminates in a battle with a Tetranadon, one of the new monsters introduced for the game.
While Monster Hunter Rise will function mostly the same as the previous games, one thing distinctly different will be the increased use of verticality in the game care of the new Wirebug feature, which allows for an extended range of movement that will give hunters new ways to explore or even slay their targets. The addition of the Wirebug will allow for more varied level design, even opening up new monster attack patterns due to the counterattacking benefits that the Wirebug possesses.
Hunters can also hop on their new companion called a Palamute, a dog that can assist you by zipping you around the terrain faster than walking or by attacking monsters similar to the Palico.
You can view both gameplay videos below, courtesy of IGN:
Monster Hunter Rise is scheduled for a March 26, 2021 release exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.