Capcom has just finished their special Monster Hunter themed livestream and we finally have a release date for the Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak downloadable content. Owners of Monster Hunter Rise can download the meaty Sunbreak expansion on June 30th and it will keep many of us content over the summer break. There will also be a special Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Deluxe digital edition and also pre-order bonuses for those of you who want to get in the action straightaway. Pricing for the expansion hasn’t been announced yet by Capcom.
In addition to the digital-only Standard Edition of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, a special Deluxe Edition will include the massive expansion in addition to bonus content such as layered armor sets, gestures, and hairstyle. Hunters looking to start their journey in Kamura can select the Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak set in physical* or digital versions for Nintendo Switch. This set includes the Standard Edition of Monster Hunter Rise, as well as the massive Sunbreak expansion (included as a digital voucher in the physical version).
Players who choose to purchase any version of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak early will receive the “Loyal Dog” and “Striped Cat” layered armor sets for Palamute and Palico companions. At launch, players on Nintendo Switch will also be able to purchase three new Malzeno-inspired amiibo that unlock special layered armor for their hunter, Palamute, and Palico pawtners.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak begins following the heroic defense of Kamura Village against the Rampage that concludes in Monster Hunter Rise. News of the village’s survival inspires the gallant knight Dame Fiorayne to travel from the distant Kingdom seeking aid. Hunters brave enough to answer the call will set out for the port of Elgado Outpost. This bustling maritime waystation is the home of the Laboratory researching the abnormal monster activity troubling the Kingdom, and the Command Post tasked with restoring peace to the realm. Here, players will interact with a cast of new characters including the commander of the Knights of the Royal Order Admiral Galleus, the quirky scientist Bahari, Minayle the Blacksmith, Oboro the Merchant, and the quest giver Chichae. These helpful allies will assist hunters in crafting new gear for the perils ahead, and instructing them to perform powerful new Wirebug techniques.
The threat befalling the Kingdom is closely linked to powerful creatures inspired by staples of Western horror known as the Three Lords. This cadre includes the newly unveiled Garangolm, the chilling Fanged Wyvern Lunagaron, and the Elder Dragon Malzeno. In addition to these nightmarish new foes, other monster variants and returning fan-favorites including Blood Orange Bishaten and the mighty Astalos will emerge to challenge hunters in the added Master Rank quest difficulty. Researching the behavior of the Three Lords will take hunters across the Kingdom to exciting new locales, including the newly-unveiled Citadel. This locale boasts snow-swept peaks cascading down to lush forests teeming with new forms of endemic life. At the center of this vast region sits a long-abandoned fortress that serves as a bastion for the very monsters it was built to keep out. More information about Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will be revealed at a later date.
Source: Nintendo UK / Capcom