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Monster Hunter Rise Special-Edition Nintendo Switch Announced For Europe, Japan

You won't have to hunt down ferocious dragons to adorn your Nintendo Switch in the scales of Magnamalo.


When Monster Hunter Rise arrives on the Nintendo Switch, fans of Capcom's beast-slaying adventure who want to take the experience with them will have the option to grab a special edition of Nintendo's successful console. Nintendo will release a Monster Hunter Rise-themed Switch on March 26 in Europe and Japan, which features intricate designs from the game on the Switch, dock, and Joy-Cons.

The system hasn't been confirmed for a North American release yet, but the design is stunning and also features Monster Hunter Rise's flagship monster Magnamalo etched across the Switch dock.

The game itself will be included through a download code, alongside deluxe DLC such as "Kamurai" Hunter layered armor set, "Shuriken Collar" Palamute layered armor piece, "Fish Collar" Palico layered armor piece, Gestures (4 Jumps), Samurai pose set, Kabuki face paint, and "Izuchi Tail" hairstyle.

A Palamute Retriever Costume layered armor, Palico Forest Cat Costume layered armor, and a Novice Talisman is also included as bonus content, with the special edition Switch costing 38,400 yen in Japan. Here's a closer look at the bundle:

Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Switch Special Edition
Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Switch Special Edition

There'll also be a themed Switch Pro Controller available, although that will be a separate purchase.

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If you're still curious about Monster Hunter Rise, you better act fast as its demo will soon be delisted from the Nintendo eShop. You've got until 1 AM PT / 3 AM ET on February 1 to try it out, and if you miss that chance you'll have to wait until its March 26 release.

Even if you are planning to buy the game regardless of the demo, it's worth trying out as you'll be able to start your adventure with a few handy items in your inventory such as Mega Potions, Pitfall Traps, Energy Drinks, Mega Demondrugs, and Mega Armorskins. There'll also be three new Amiibo figures from the game to collect, that unlock special layered armor sets.

Check out our Monster Hunter Rise preorder guide and our roundup of everything we know about Monster Hunter Rise for more details.

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