Capcom’s Monster Hunter Rise Digital Event livestream reveals details for upcoming free update Version 3.0 and upcoming Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.
Monster Hunter Rise Digital Event Reveals
During Capcom’s Monster Hunter Rise Digital Event live stream the broadcast kicked off with a brand new trailer for upcoming turn-based title Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. The trailer featured more of the story about a unique Rathalos, Ratha. It also showed off some more of the moves for Frostfang with Avinia, and the Ruin which is endangering the world.
The livestream also revealed what’s enraging the monsters called Rage Rays. There was also the reveal of game features such as The Rite of Channeling from picking up eggs found in the field. Elusive monsters eggs will contain hard to find genes. Hatching them will gain you a new Monstie for you to adventure with. In the Rite of Channeling you can transfer DNA from one monster to another, a sort of way to crossbreed different abilities using Genes.
Monster Hunter Rise Reveals Update 3.0
Capcom then shared a new trailer for Monster Hunter Rise featuring the next title update 3.0. It confirmed the rumours of a Crimson Glow Valstrax and Apex Zinogre. Director Yasurnori shared more about the new monster’s features for the update. The next update will be releasing fairly soon, this week in fact on May 27th.
First up is Crimson Glow Valstrax, a new variation from the flagship Monster Hunter Ultimate, an elder dragon. It can fly through the sky with the ability to change the shape of its wings which can reach quite high altitudes. It also comes with new attacks.
Next up is Apex Zinogre, which differs from the usual variant as it has gold flame-like spikes on its body. It will appear in Rampage but can also be taken on outside of rampage in quests. There are also standard quests for Apex Rathalos and Apex Diablos according to the official Monster Hunter Rise website. Of course new monsters means new weapons and armor but none were revealed in the livestream.
The trailer teased more of the twins channeling the monsters but the director didn’t want to share any spoilers as it is part of the new ending with 3.0. But the official website hints at what happens when Ibushi and Narwa meet.
A new paid Monster Hunter Rise DLC Pack 3 arrives alongside the update including new hunter voices, hunter layered armor, palico and palamute armor, poses, stickers face paints, hairstyles and cohoot outfits. There is also new background music.
Monster Hunter Rise Roadmap 2021
A new roadmap was released for upcoming updates which includes the Capcom Collab event with Monster Hunter Stories 2, with more collabs coming at the end of July and end of August, although they didn’t mention which Capcom game crossover will be next.
Capcom Collab 1 – Monster Hunter Stories 2
There is also an armor set collaboration which can be obtained by completing the event quest in June to gain the Palico armor Tsukino from Stories 2.
Players can also gain new layer armor from picking up Monster Hunter Stories 2 and by having saved data from the game, will gain “Raider” layered armor in MHR. While those who play Monster Hunter Stories 2, will also gain the “Kamura” layered armor in Monster Hunter Stories 2.
Monster Hunter Rise Update 3.0 will release on May 27th. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will release on July 9th. Be sure to drop by the Monster Hunter Rise wiki for all the latest.
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