Although it has only been a little over a month since Monster Hunter Rise officially launched on the Nintendo Switch, fans continue to enjoy the game, so much so that it went on to become the 4th best-selling video game of 2021 so far just during its debut month. The game has been incredibly well received, featuring new monsters, weapons, an all-new Rampage mode, a new Wirebug mechanic, and more.
Additionally, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is set to launch this summer on July 9 on both Nintendo Switch and PC simultaneously. Much like its predecessor Monster Hunter: World, Monster Hunter Rise is confirmed to receive new content and updates post-launch, and it seems fans will get the chance to learn more about that and Monster Hunter Stories 2 in a new Monster Hunter Digital Event coming next week.
Over on Twitter, the official Monster Hunter account announced the livestreamed digital event for next week on April 27, 2021 at 7am PST. Fans will be able to tune in to the Monster Hunter Digital Event on either Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. While not much was revealed about the event, fans will learn more about the upcoming 2.0 update for Monster Hunter Rise, as well as brand-new information on Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.
As previously revealed, the upcoming Monster Hunter Rise 2.0 update set to release later this month will be adding new monsters like Chameleos, Apex Rathalos, and more to the game. Fans are expecting to learn when the new update will be released, with some hoping for a release on the same day of the digital event. In the replies to the event announcement on Twitter, Capcom also confirmed that fans looking to download the Monster Hunter Rise update will need approximately 0.9GB of free space on their Nintendo Switch, and those looking to update the game for the first time will need to have approximately 1.5GB of free space.
Fans have expressed their excitement for the digital event, with many Monster Hunter Rise fans hoping to see the return of previous monsters from games, including fan favorites such as Black Diablos, Gore Magala, and Zamtrios. As for the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories 2, fans simply expect more story elements to be touched on during the presentation, as the game is much more story-driven when compared to mainline Monster Hunter titles.
So far, Monster Hunter Rise has done wonders for Capcom, even becoming the 2nd best-selling game in March of this year. It will certainly be interesting to see what the Japanese video game developer has in store for Monster Hunter fans during the digital event next week.
Capcom is hitting its stride in 2021, releasing two new entries in its major franchises with Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Rise. Already, Monster Hunter Rise is the fourth best-selling game of 2021, and is currently the second-biggest game in the Monster Hunter franchise. Aside from the fun of slaying monsters, part of the draw for Monster Hunter games is the variety of weapons to choose from. Monster Hunter Rise is no different, with 14 unique weapons players can pick up and learn.