At the September 2021 Nintendo Direct, Capcom dropped an announcement teaser trailer for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, a “massive” expansion for the game that will arrive in summer 2022 simultaneously on Nintendo Switch and PC. As Capcom PR explains, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will “include an all-new storyline with more new monsters, in addition to new locales, gameplay elements, quest rank, and more” for Switch and PC players. At present, Monster Hunter Rise is not available on PC, but it will be in early 2022 when the Nintendo Switch period of exclusivity is complete.
Beyond the really beautiful visuals and locales teased in the Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak trailer at the Nintendo Direct, we don’t have any further information to go on for this expansion. However, what we do know is that Rise has been wildly successful for Capcom and Nintendo, and it played a part in Capcom achieving record first quarter profits upon its release this past March. The game has received several crossover characters and costumes to date as well, including Rush from Mega Man 11, Akuma from Street Fighter, Amaterasu from Okami, and Tsukino from Monster Hunter Stories 2.
It’s pretty impressive that a Monster Hunter expansion isn’t even in the ballpark for the largest news at the Nintendo Direct today, since the shocking Super Mario movie casting was revealed and Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games and controllers were revealed for Nintendo Switch Online as part of its Expansion Pack.