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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Ahead of the release of Monster Hunter Rise’s Sunbreak second title update next week on September 29, Capcom have shared some new gameplay footage on Twitter of their RnD team tackling one of the new monsters that will feature in the expansion, Flaming Espinas. This is footage taken from the special quest that was available at Capcom’s booth at TGS 2022.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak has just received some new gameplay footage showing off Flaming Espinas, one of the monsters that will be appearing in the game’s second free title update. The footage is courtesy of Famitsu and shows off 12 minutes of a couple of hunts against the new thorn wyvern.

Here is some more information on everything being added in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak’s Title Update 2:

Touch controls were a staple of many handheld Monster Hunter entries, which left many fans wondering why the control options weren’t quite as expansive in Monster Hunter Rise. In a recent interview with Nintendo Dream, Monster Hunter Rise director Yasunori Ichinose explained that as the Switch is a hybrid console, control choices largely stemmed from the fact the team had to develop with both handheld and docked play in mind.

Below is a translation of Ichinose’s full explanation, as well as other tidbits he shared about developing the game on Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine.

Capcom has shared yet another sales update for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, as the title has now sold over 4 million units worldwide. This includes sales for both the Switch and PC versions of the game.

In celebration, a new item pack containing helpful items in the form of Max Potions, Mega Barrel Bombs, Great Whetfish, Heavy Armor Spheres and Golden Eggs will be released to players tomorrow.

Nintendo has just confirmed that the trio of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak amiibo will now be releasing on August 12 in Australia and New Zealand. While these figures have already released in several territories worldwide, they had been delayed to a September release in Australia and New Zealand, before now being pushed back up to an August release.

The three amiibo are Malzeno, “Canine Malzeno” Palamute and “Felyne Malzeno” Palico figures, each unlocking an exclusive set of cosmetic layered armor for your Hunter, Palamute and Palico respectively. For those interested, pre-orders of the three amiibo are live now, available either through EB Games or the My Nintendo Store here.


Capcom has announced that shipments and digital sales for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak have already surpassed 2 million units globally. This is based on its combined sales for both the Switch and PC versions.

Furthermore, Capcom has also confirmed that the base game, Monster Hunter Rise, has sold over 10 million units globally, a success partially attributed to its series ongoing free updates, PC launch earlier this year and the release of Sunbreak itself. This is following up on prior announcements of the game breaching 8 million units sold in January and 9 million sold in May.

The weapon trailer series for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak continues, as Capcom has now shared trailers for the Great Sword, Insect Glaive, and Hammer. The Great Sword receives a new stance to give players a defensive boost, the Insect Glaive’s Kinsect will be able to inflict more damage than previously, and the Hammer’s ability to stun monsters increases.

Here’s some more information about Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak:

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Citadel Garangolm

Capcom has issued two new gameplay videos for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak that introduce the Citadel and Garangolm.

The Citadel is the new key locale for Master Rank Quests, joining the selection of locales already available in Monster Hunter Rise. It has unique fauna and flora, castle ruins, and a variety of different landscapes and biomes, ranging from ice-covered snowy regions to foggy swamplands. While it was once a thriving part of the Kingdom, it’s now devastated, leaving plenty of room for nature to take its course and flourish around it.

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