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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an Expansion to Monster Hunter Rise Coming Summer 2022

Monster Hunter Rise is getting an expansion, just like Monster Hunter World before it! It was announced during the newest Nintendo Direct on Thursday! The expansion is called Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. I actually think that's kind of funny since World's expansion was called Iceborne. One is themed with snowy regions and the other one has the word sun is it. Look, I get it, it's not that funny or clever but I liked it! I just don't know if it was intentional by Nintendo or not. At any rate, we can expect some awesome things from this expansion. This includes "newly added stories, locales, and monsters, as well as newly added hunting actions and quest rank.". You'll be able to play this expansion starting Summer 2022.

But, you probably want to check out the trailer by now right? I can arrange that! In fact, I'm going to put the trailer just below this paragraph so you can take a look at it for yourself!

As you can see, the reveal trailer doesn't really reveal much. That doesn't mean we shouldn't be excited, though! That new, terrifying monster in the trailer is certainly something to look forward to. Not to mention the promise of spooky new places to visit is certainly enticing. This expansion could add potentially hundreds of hours of playtime to Monster Hunter Rise. And that's after the hundreds of hours of fighting monsters already present in the game.

We may not have seen too much today, but Capcom promises we'll see more in the future. Capcom says we'll see new monsters and gameplay from Sunbreak soon. Soon isn't very specific, but with the expansion coming this summer it probably will be sooner rather than later.

Monster Hunter Rise was incredibly well-reviewed when it launched, so this expansion isn't exactly a surprise. Not to mention it fits, too, since Monster Hunter World did essentially the same thing. Let's hope that Sunbreak is as interesting as Iceborne was when that first launched!

Alexander Ouellet
Alexander is passionate about everything related to gaming, comics, television, and film. You can usually find him watching some kind of DC show.
Alexander is passionate about everything related to gaming, comics, television, and film. You can usually find him watching some kind of DC show.