Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (PC) digital event announced for March 15

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What you need to know

  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an upcoming DLC expansion to the latest entry of Capcom's action-hunting series, Monster Hunter.
  • Capcom has announced an online stream that will showcase new information, gameplay, reveal new monsters, and more for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.
  • The event will take place on March 15, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. (PDT) / 14:00 p.m. (GMT), and it will be streamed on Capcom's official Monster Hunter Twitch Channel.

After months of radio silence, Capcom is prepared to reveal new information on Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, an upcoming DLC expansion for Monster Hunter Rise. Capcom will showcase this batch of new info through a 20-minute long, digital event that will stream on March 15, 2022. This stream promises to unveil new gameplay and monsters to hunt in Sunbreak.

Monster Hunter Rise is the latest, mainline entry of Capcom's Monster Hunter franchise, a series of action-RPGs where you hunt down giant monsters. It was originally released on the Nintendo Switch in 2021, and eventually made its way onto PC a year later. This game stood out amongst its predecessors for its unique Wirebug mechanic that granted players greater mobility options during combat and its extensive roster of monsters inspired by Japanese mythology.

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an upcoming DLC expansion that, unlike Rise's previous free content updates, will be a paid expansion. However, like Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Sunbreak promises to double the base game's content with new gameplay mechanics, new weapons to forge, and more monsters to slay. But this time Sunbreak's original monsters will be inspired by European mythology like the vampiric Elder Dragon, Malzeno.

It's unclear what kind of monsters will be shown off during the event, although Capcom is expected to announce that the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak be released simultaneously as the Nintendo Switch version, following continued parity between platforms. We will have to tune in on March 15 to find out. The event will be streamed on Capcom's official Monster Hunter Twitch Channel, starting at 9:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. (PDT) / 14:00 p.m. (GMT) on the day.

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