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Rise to the challenge and join the hunt!
Go on a hunt wherever you want, whenever you want in MONSTER HUNTER RISE for Nintendo Switch! Freely explore sweeping landscapes inspired by ancient Japan, slay ferocious wild monsters solo or co‑operatively with friends, and forge powerful weapons and armour from your spoils in this sprawling action RPG.
Kamura needs you!
The sighting of a terrifying monster of legend signals the return of a catastrophic event, which threatens to bring chaos to Kamura Village. With the aid of the village elder and the local residents, you must sharpen your hunting skills and save this peaceful settlement from an onslaught of monsters.
Let's meet some of the locals who'll be aiding your mission!
The dependable leader of Kamura Village, Fugen is known throughout the land for his legendary Long Sword skills. His booming laugh is equally as famous!
HinoaThe Quest Maiden
Looking for your next solo hunt? Check in with Hinoa the Quest Maiden – she handles Village Quests that’ll see you taking on monsters by yourself in single-player.
A man of few words, Hamon’s the master of Kamura Village’s Smithy. While his hunting career may be over, he’s dedicated to smithing the weapons and armour for a new generation of hunters. Check in with him often to upgrade your gear!
IoriThe Buddy Handler
A young lad with a passion for animals, Iori is the person to talk to when looking for a Palico or Palamute Buddy to join you on your hunts.
HojoThe Guild Master
The always jovial master of Kamura Village’s Hunting Guild, Hojo is your man when you want to set out on a Guild Quest. If you can’t find him, just listen out for his trademark chuckle!
The mentor to many a fledgling hunter, Master Utsushi manages Arena Quests in Kamura Village. Speak to him if you want to tackle these special challenges where you must take down monsters using pre-set weapons and items.
MinotoThe Hub Maiden
Want to take on a quest with your fellow hunters? Chat to Minoto in the Gathering Hub and she’ll set you up with a Hub Quest, which can be taken on by four players at once!
Yomogi’s the chief chef at Kamura Village’s Tea Shop and is ready to feed you a hearty meal before you head out on your next hunt! Stop by, try out some of her special Bunny Dango and buff yourself up before going after your next target.
New ways to hunt!
From the Wirebug that allows players to zip through the air and wreak havoc by taking control of monsters to the invaluable support offered by new buddies like the Palamutes, MONSTER HUNTER RISE is brimming with new ways to explore and hunt your quarry.
Here they come!
From ferocious new foes like the fearsome Magnamalo to fan favourites like the Tigrex and Mizutsune, a bevy of huge beasts await those brave enough to take up arms against them. Here are just a few of the behemoths that’ll you’ll encounter in the wild.
These powerful creatures will make quick work of ill-prepared hunters, so study their attack patterns and behaviours to determine the best time to strike...or run! Spot another monster lurking nearby? Try to lure it into the fray to help turn the tide!
The greater the threat, the better equipped you’ll need to be to face it. Craft new weapons and armour from your spoils and parts carved from the monsters you’ve vanquished. Be sure to keep your inventory well-stocked with healing items, traps and other hunting essentials!
A call to arms
Gigantic blades, sharp lances, hefty hammers, ranged bowguns and more – you’re sure to find several favourites among the arsenal of 14 unique weapons on offer.
Sword & Shield
Each weapon handles differently and comes with its own unique strengths for those willing to put the time in to master them. Experiment with each one and find the right weapons to suit your hunting style.
The last line of defence
To protect Kamura Village from invading monsters, the villagers have built a sturdy stronghold. On certain quests, you’ll be asked to hold the fort by laying traps and setting up turrets while under siege from a relentless horde of frenzied monsters. It won’t be easy, but the rewards for defending the stronghold are sure to be worth it.
Strength in numbers
Every hunter knows that nothing beats the thrill of teaming up to topple titans – and on Nintendo Switch, it’s even easier to form a hunting party!
Whether your allies are nearby or faraway, up to four players can join forces locally or online to undertake quests, fell monsters together and enjoy a share of the spoils. Between hunts, regroup in Kamura Village to plan your next excursion, drop by the smithy to upgrade your weapons and armour, or enjoy a hearty meal at the Tea Shop.