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Monster Hunter: Rise trailer shows off Magnamalo and the Rampage

Published: 18:07, 18 February 2021
Monster Hunter: Rise (Nintendo Switch screenshot)
Monster Hunter: Rise (Nintendo Switch)

Monster Hunter: Rise had a short but sweet appearance during the last Nintendo Direct episode, and Capcom somehow manage to make it look more impressive with each showing.

"Face your biggest challenge yet when the Rampage and Magnamalo threaten the fate of Kamura Village! Do you have what it takes to fend them off?", the description reads.

Capcom weaved in some of Monster Hunter: Rise's storyline into the trailer, and so we learned that Kamura Village almost got wiped out by the game's flagship monster Magnamalo and the Rampage, the mysterious calamity that makes monsters attack the village simultaneously.

Obviously, this was no tourist visit, and the elders still vividly recall the "devastating casualties" now, 50 years later. Which is where Monster Hunter: Rise players come into the picture, of course, thinning out the herds to buy the village more time. 

And Capcom made sure that this is easier said than done, and all it takes is a glance at Magnamalo to reach the same conclusion. 

"Its face exudes a fearsome malice, and its hide is as tough as armor, as if it were the physical manifestation of the grudges of fallen warriors. The purple gas that rises from its body when it eats other monsters is called "Hellfire," and it makes Magnamalo's already ferocious attacks even more destructive", says the in-game description. 

Monster Hunter: Rise's trailer also gives players a glimpse at Apex monsters, whose appearances suggest they're amped-up versions of the existing monsters. 

Towards the end of the trailer, we see that Hinoa and Minoto join the fight, and Capcom said that other members of the colourful cast are likely to do the same when push comes to shove. 

Monster Hunter: Rise by Capcom, for Nintendo Switch

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