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Monster Hunter Rise trailer shows off new monsters, locations, and more

Check out the latest trailer for Monster Hunter Rise.During today’s Nintendo Direct, Capcom revealed new monsters, returning favorites, two new locations, and glimpses of the looming Rampage in the latest trailer for Monster Hunter Rise.The trailer shows off the first look at the new monsters Rakna-Kadaki and Almudron, five returning monsters, and the residents of Kamura Village banding together to stop the incoming Rampage.After leaving the village, you will be able to explore the newly-announced Lava Caverns and Sandy Plains, in addition to the previously revealed hunting locales.Here’s the synposis:As hunters investigate the source of the incoming Rampage, they will…

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Monster Hunter Rise demo players really, really liked the Long Sword

Fans of Capcom’s upcoming Nintendo Switch game, Monster Hunter Rise, used the Long Sword more than any other weapon in the game’s demo.Back at the start of January, Capcom announced that the game would be getting a free ‘limited time’ demo allowing players to ‘try before they buy’ when it comes to the latest installment of the long-running franchise.The Rise demo arrived on January 8 on the Switch eShop (weighing in at ~1.6GB) and was playable until February 1. During that time, it turns out, Capcom managed to harvest some pretty interesting information about player habits in the monster-slaying title.All 14…

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Check out the Monster Hunter Rise-themed Switch coming to Europe and Japan

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 20:50 GMT Nintendo has announced a Monster Hunter Rise-themed Switch console for Europe and Japan.The Switch console design is based on Capcom’s upcoming Monster Hunter Rise and the offering will be available in Europe and Japan on March 26.It’s a bundle, so it also comes with a download code for the game plus Deluxe Kit DLC and bonus content. A Switch Pro controller will also be available for separate purchase (thanks, Nintendo Life).This edition of the console features an image of flagship monster Magnamalo with other themed designs on the console and both Joy-Con…

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Monster Hunter Rise’s demo proves it’s a worthy follow-up to both World and MH4

Monster Hunter Rise’s new demo proves that this is no mere spin-off. Monster Hunter: World had the potential to split this flagship Capcom series in two. World was a departure from the rest of the series in many ways – a game that took steps to be more approachable, accessible, and generally appealing to the Western market. As we all know, that was a huge success, going on to become Capcom’s best-selling game ever. That puts Monster Hunter Rise in an interesting position. While unannounced, it’s not exactly a secret that there will inevitably be a direct sequel to World…

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Monster Hunter Rise trailer shows off new monsters, wyvern riding, new locales

Today’s Monster Hunter Rise stream showed off one of the locales in the game, wyvern riding, lots of monsters, and some of the characters you will interact with while in the player hub.In Monster Hunter Rise, there will be plenty of monsters featured in the icy region called Frost Islands.You can get a look at these monsters which were shown off in the stream below.One of the monsters is new and called Goss Harag. It produces blades of ice from its breath. Then there’s the monster Barioth, which is a flying wyvern with spikes, and you will also encounter Khezu,…

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Monster Hunter Rise news coming this week in a livestream

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 09:06 GMT Capcom is kicking off the year with a fresh look at Monster Hunter Rise.Capcom is hosting a special Monster Hunter livestream this Thursday, January 7. The Monster Hunter Digital Event will focus on the upcoming Monster Hunter Rise.Capcom didn’t tease any specific reveals, but it did confirm that the show will bring us “big” news and reveals about the upcoming game. The Monster Hunter Digital Event streams live at 6am PT, 9am ET, 2pm UK on the official Monster Hunter Twitch channel, which you’ll also find embedded below.As for what to…

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Here’s your final look at the Monster Hunter movie

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 18 December 2020 17:46 GMT Released the same day as the film’s US launch.Sony has released what is presumably the final trailer for the Monster Hunter movie.The promo went live today, December 18, which is the same day that the film is being released in the United States. As is to be expected, the trailer features Milla Jovovich’s Captain Artemis teaming up with Hunter – played by Tony Jaa – to beat the shit out of some pretty huge creatures. Like. Dragons and that. Monsters, if you will.Monster Hunter is coming to the silver screen with…

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Monster Hunter film producer apologizes for offensive rhyme that led to it being pulled from Chinese cinemas

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 20:32 GMT Constantin Film has issued an apology over dialogue in the Monster Hunter film which insulted Chinese audiences.A rhyme which is considered racist to people of Chinese and Japanese origin in the Monster Hunter film resulted in it being pulled from cinemas in China. Constantin says it “sincerely apologizes to Chinese audiences” for the dialogue, stating there was “absolutely no intent to discriminate, insult or otherwise offend anyone of Chinese heritage,” according to Deadline.“Constantin Film has listened to the concerns expressed by Chinese audiences and removed the line that has led to…

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Monster Hunter World review bombed by Chinese audiences due to line in movie

A racist line in the upcoming Monster Hunter movie has Chinese audiences rightfully upset.Monster Hunter World is facing the ire of upset audiences due to a controversial comment in the new film.The Monster Hunter film already has fans of the franchise cautious. The modern military elements mixed with the iconography of the game is a stark choice and not one die-hards seem overly thrilled about.However, it appears the film is now even beginning to hurt the franchise’s flagship title, Monster Hunter World. The game has come under fire from Chinese audiences, where the film is available. Negative reviews hit Steam…

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Monster Hunter film director inspired by Metal Gear crossover

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 4 December 2020 16:32 GMT The movie is set to launch later this month. The director of the upcoming Monster Hunter film, Paul WS Anderson, has said that the movie is inspired by Konami’s Metal Gear Solid franchise.Speaking on a recent Capcom USA Twitch stream, the director said that the decision to make the film’s protagonist – played by Milla Jovovich – a member of the military was the Hunting Quests side missions for PlayStation Portable title Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. In this release, protagonist Snake has to first creatures such as Rathalos and Tigrex…

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Check out 6 minutes of new Monster Hunter Rise gameplay here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 13:16 GMT Capcom has released a new six-minute trailer for the upcoming Nintendo Switch game, Monster Hunter Rise.The latest trailer shows off some footage of a fan-favorite weapon, the Great Sword, in action.“A brief overview of the flow of the hunt, wielding a Great Sword and with two Palamutes,” says the video description. “Today’s target is the peculiar bird wyvern Aknosom, in the Shrine Ruins. Aknosom is a tricky foe, but thankfully, the Great Sword has a few new tricks up its sleeve…”Check it out below.Perhaps the most interesting thing about the trailer…

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Here’s your first look at Rathalos and Diablos in the Monster Hunter movie

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 11 October 2020 17:32 GMT Paul W.S. Anderson has shared the first look at the massive monster Great Rathalos from the upcoming Monster Hunter movie.During a virtual panel at BYCC, Paul W.S. Anderson shared a teaser of one of the most iconic monsters from the game series and spoke about the challenge of migrating the creatures from the game series to the big screen.“We wanted to put these creatures on the screen as accurately as possible,” Anderson explained in the panel. Check out the panel below, which is loaded with insight into the film’s production.In another…

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Here’s a short teaser trailer for the Monster Hunter film

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 3 October 2020 20:46 GMT A new teaser trailer for the Monster Hunter film has been released.The teaser is rather short but shows Monster Hunter film star Milla Jovovich and her companions freaking out a bit over a Diablos bursting from the sand.We’d probably freak out a bit too.Here’s the synopsis for the film:Behind our world, there is another — a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the…

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Monster Hunter Iceborne’s final update trailer shows off the legendary dragon Fatalis

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 28 September 2020 11:58 GMT Capcom has released a new trailer for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s final update – Title Update 5 – which will be arriving in-game on September 30 at 5pm PT/8pm ET.The new update is a pretty big one, adding new monsters and new gear sets, too. Amongst the new arrivals are Fatalis, a legendary dragon that was introduced back in the first Monster Hunter game on PS2, and arch-tempered Velkhana.Fatalis comes with two armor sets, and Velkhana comes with one set you can harvest from its hunted body. Good luck if you’re going…

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Monster Hunter Rise trailer shows additional gameplay footage

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 25 September 2020 19:48 GMT At TGS 2020 today, Capcom releases a remix of the Monster Hunter Rise reveal trailer featuring additional footage. In the Monster Hunter Rise footage, you will see new gameplay and Wirebug action.Using this special insect called a Wirebug, you will be able to grapple in any direction, making it possible to scale cliffs and structures. And in some cases, you can even weave it into some weapon attacks.You can see the new footage around the 1:40 mark.Announced last week, the game puts you into the world of Kamura Village, a new…