Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Gets A Release Date, Plenty Of New Details

The massive new expansion for Monster Hunter Rise will be arriving on Switch and PC on June 30, 2022.


Monster Hunter Rise's big Sunbreak expansion is well on its way, with a new trailer and a release date announced this week during a digital event. Sunbreak will be available for both Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on June 30, 2022, with pre-orders open now.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will contain a whole new story for players to explore, following directly on from the events of the main game. In Sunbreak, players will take on a new challenge after successfully defending Kamura Village, travelling to the new location of Elgado Outpost which will serve as the player's new home base. Here, hunters will get to meet a while new cast of NPCs who can assist in crafting and send the players off on brand new quests.

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Now Playing: Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak - The Three Lords Trailer

The new story has hunters facing off against three powerful new creatures known as the Three Lords: Garangolm, the Fanged Wyvern Lunagaron, and the Elder Dragon Malzeno.

Monster Hunter fans will have three options for purchasing Sunbreak. The regular digital-only edition costs $40, while the $50 Deluxe Edition will include a handful of bonus content such as new armor sets, gestures, and hairstyles. There's also a limited-edition Collector's Edition offering the same digital rewards as the Deluxe Edition, as well as physical loot including a sticker pack, enamel pin, steelbook case, and a Malzeno Amiibo. None of these options include the base Monster Hunter Rise game, however.

All players who pre-order any version of the game will get the Loyal Dog and Striped Cat armor sets for their Palamute and Palico companions. There will also be three new Malzeno-inspired Amiibo for Switch players, which will also unlock special armor for Palamute and Palico companions.

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