Today during the latest Nintendo Direct Mini, Capcom announced a brand new Monster Hunter game titled Monster Hunter Rise.
The next semi-portable title of the storied franchise will come to Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021.
You can watch the trailer featured during the show below, alongside the presentation that followed the Direct.
This announcement is hardly surprising, considering that Capcom has had two teams working on the Monster Hunter franchise for the longest time.
This is, in fact, the next game by the second MH team led by Director Yasunori Ichinose, who has been responsible for most of the portable spin-offs of the series.
Interestingly, fights between monsters are included, alongside plenty of new monsters to hunt.
The game will launch in standard, deluxe, and collector’s editions with additional DLC, and pre-orders should start today.
Three amiibo will also be launched on the same day as the game, and they will unlock layered armor.
The Collector’s Edition will come with the Magnamalo amiibo included in the box.
If you’re unfamiliar with Monster Hunter, the series originally debuted in 2004 on PlayStation 2. After a successful run on Playstation consoles, it moved to Nintendo Systems with Tri in 2009, while it took a multiplatform turn (excluding the Switch) the latest game Monster Hunter World.
Now it’s time for the Switch to get its turn once more with Monster Hunter Rise. It’ll be interesting to see if the team behind Monster Hunter World is now working on a new installment for next-gen platforms and PC.