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Monster Hunter: Rise will be coming to PC in 2022

Published: 10:46, 26 February 2021
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Monster Hunter: Rise, o happy days!

Even though Monster Hunter: Rise was designed specifically for Nintendo Switch, Capcom have once again demonstrated they're not overly fond of exclusivity.

The news comes from straight from the proverbial horse's mouth, as Monster Hunter: Rise producer Ryozo Tsujimoto mentioned it out of the blue during his interview with Destructoid. 

Even the interviewer appears to have been caught off guard, as he rightfully focused his questions on what we still thought was a Nintendo Switch exclusive. How foolish were we, right?

Thankfully, Tsujimoto had other ideas and we can now confirm Monster Hunter: Rise will be launching for PC in 2022. 

He didn't go into much detail other than mention it will most likely be launching in "early 2022". This, in turn, means Monster Hunter: Rise's Switch exclusivity won't even last a full year before it moves onto PC. 

We suppose it's not much of a stretch to assume it will eventually launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, although that's still speculation at this point. 

What's not speculation, though, is that Monster Hunter: Rise has been quite well received on Switch, as soon-to-be monster hunters even managed to  crash Nintendo's UK eShop while waiting for Capcom to release the promised demo.  

We must admit it's somewhat ironic that Monster Hunter: Rise is heading for PC considering that the game was created in response to Monster Hunter: World, whose hardware demands would've made the Switch port a thankless goal to pursue. 

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Capcom ultimately decided to develop Monster Hunter: Rise with Switch in mind, and their experimentation with verticality was so fun that it found its way into the title. 

Thanks, Destructoid

Monster Hunter: Rise by Capcom, for Nintendo Switch

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