The PC and console versions of Monster Hunter: Rise, the latest instalment in the wildly popular series by CAPCOM, have recently broken another significant sales record around the world.
Since the game’s release on December 31st, 2022, CAPCOM has sold an additional 300,000 copies of the game digitally, bringing the total number of units sold to over 12 million. As of December 31st, the game had shipped 11.7 million copies and sold 3.1 million digital copies. The new artwork that the Japanese publisher released in honour of the event can be viewed down below.
Monster Hunter Rise made its debut this year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, following its release on Nintendo Switch in 2021 and PC in 2022. Later this year, these platforms will receive the Sunbreak expansion, which brings a tonne of new content and is currently being supported by free updates and paid DLC that add even more.
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The PC, PS5, PS4, XBox One, XBox One S, and Nintendo Switch versions of Monster Hunter: Rise have just been released around the world. My two reviews will tell you all you need to know about the core game and the Sunbreak add-on.
Accept the invitation, and enter the hunt! In Monster Hunter Rise, the newest game in the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Monster Hunter series, you take on the role of a hunter as you venture across all-new maps and use a wide array of weapons to slay terrifying monsters. Violent beasts with their own distinct ecosystems
Track down a wide variety of vicious monsters with their own unique behaviours. You’ll need to be quick on your feet and adept at the monsters’ individual quirks to succeed, whether you’re facing returning favourites or brand-new creatures inspired by Japanese folklore (like the flagship wyvern Magnamalo).
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Pick a weapon and demonstrate your prowess. Use 14 different weapons, each with its own advantages and drawbacks for close-quarters and long-range combat. You can charge in with the mighty Great Sword and hammer away at your foes with the elegant Long Sword, become a deadly maelstrom of blades with the quick Dual Blades, charge in with the punishing Lance, or take aim from a distance with the Bow and Bowguns. You can find the best play style for you by experimenting with the various weapon types in the game, of which these are just a few examples.