Upcoming Monster Hunter Digital Event to showcase Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak on March 15

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Hero
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Hero (Image credit: Capcom)

What you need to know

  • Monster Hunter Rise is an action game where players enter a gameplay loop of slaying monsters and building new weapons.
  • A paid expansion was announced for the game, called Sunbreak, featuring new locales and never-before-seen monsters.
  • The upcoming Monster Hunter event on March 15, 2022 will show off more of the Sunbreak expansion.

Monster Hunter Rise took the gaming world by storm with its solid gameplay mechanics, epic fights, and innovations that continued to make the Monster Hunter series better. The game also received a steady flow of both free and paid DLC, with Event Quests offering rewards that paid homage to other Capcom franchises.

The Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak paid DLC expansion was first announced in the September 2021 Nintendo Direct, with a slated release window of "Summer 2022". Capcom promises new monsters, a whole new locale, and tons of new quests for Monster Hunter fans to enjoy.

Capcom announced in a tweet their plans to hold a Monster Hunter Digital Event via a live stream, showing off what's to come in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.

The 20-minute presentation will reveal new monsters and information about gameplay mechanics in Sunbreak. Sunbreak is also set to release alongside three new amiibo figures, featuring the new flagship monster Malzeno. Fans can watch the Monster Hunter Digital Event on March 15, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET, 6:00 a.m. PT.

Nadine Dornieden

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