Monster Hunter Rise coming to PC on January 12, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise Pc
Monster Hunter Rise Pc (Image credit: Capcom)

What you need to know

  • Monster Hunter Rise is a multiplayer-centric action game created by Capcom where you go into the world to hunt giant monsters.
  • The PC version of Monster Hunter Rise has finally been given a release for Jan. 12, 2022.

During Capcom's Online Program segment at the Tokyo Game Show, it announced a ton of news updates regarding its Monster Hunter franchise, particularly Monster Hunter Rise. The most significant announcements from the program were a sneak peek at the upcoming expansion for Monster Hunter Rise, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak and the release date for the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise. It will launch on January 12, 2022 via Steam, and it will include all the free post-launch DLC updates the Switch version up until the end of November, 2021.

Capcom has released a trailer that showcases all the performance and graphical enhancements the PC port of Monster Hunter Rise will receive. These enhancements include 4K resolution, 60FPS, high-res textures, optimized keyboard and mouse controls, voice chat and ultra-wide display. In addition, there will be a demo released on October 13, 2021 via Steam to let players get a taste of all the new improvements the PC version has to offer.

Monster Hunter is a series of action hunting games where you go out into the wild to hunt monsters and use their body parts to create powerful weapons to hunt bigger monsters. Monster Hunter Rise has you defending the secluded Kamura Village from the "Rampage," a group of monsters that joined forces to wreak havoc on anything in their path.

Monster Hunter Rise broke sales record for being Capcom's best-selling game on a single platform. It is considered one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch by critics and fans for its in-depth combat system, consistent post-game support and a huge rogue's gallery of monsters to slay. If the Nintendo Switch version of Monster Hunter Rise managed to achieve so much acclaim and sales on the Nintendo Switch, it has a very good chance of becoming one of the best games on PC.

Preorders for the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise are now available on Steam. You can preorder the standard edition or the deluxe edition which includes the base game and a plethora of cosmetic DLC. Preordering the game will also net you cosmetic DLC costumes for your Palico and Palamute companions and a Novice Talismen to give you a stat boost for the beginning stages of the game. As an added bonus, if you have save data from the PC version of Monster Hunter Stories 2, you can acquire a cosmetic armor set from that game for your hunter.

We currently do not know when Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will release for the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise. We will keep you folks up to date when new details arise.

Alexander Cope

Alexander Cope is a gaming veteran of 30-plus years, primarily covering PC and Xbox games here on Windows Central. Gaming since the 8-bit era, Alexander's expertise revolves around gaming guides and news, with a particular focus on Japanese titles from the likes of Elden Ring to Final Fantasy. Alexander is always on deck to help our readers conquer the industry's most difficult games — when he can pry himself away from Monster Hunter that is!