Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: new monsters (Malzeno, Garangolm), Paragons… We take stock

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: new monsters (Malzeno, Garangolm), Paragons… We take stock

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Game News Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: new monsters (Malzeno, Garangolm), Paragons… We take stock

It’s been over a year since Monster Hunter: Rise was released. After having offered a PC version at the beginning of the year, the youngest of the Capcom franchise will soon be enriched with a first extension. Named Sunbreak, the latter offers a number of new features. A week before its release, it’s time to take stock of what exactly it has in store for us.

Summary

  • How do I enjoy Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak content?
  • What is the story of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak?
  • What are the new monsters introduced in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak?
  • What’s new on the gameplay side?
  • What are the new places to discover in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak?
  • What are the minimum specs to play Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak?
  • When is Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak released?
  • Is it possible to test the game before the release?
  • Our first impressions of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

To play Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, you must of course own the extension and the basic game, but not only. The Sunbreak adventure indeed begins at a very specific moment in the Monster Hunter Rise campaign. You will thus need save the village of Kamura before experiencing this new monster hunt. This involves completing the Grand-Camp Quest 7★ “Thunder Serpent Goddess”.

Note that Capcom also encourages you to stock up on free items, track Event Quests, and defeat the biggest threats. from the main game in order to obtain the weapons and experience necessary to face the dangers of Sunbreak.

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What is the story of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak?

As you will have understood, Sunbreak begins after Kamura has been saved from the Calamity. But the peace is only short-lived, as the appearance of a wolf-like monster, the Lunagaron, comes to disturb it. It is in this context that you meet Fiorayne, Knight of the Royal Order investigating the aggressiveness of monsters. Together, they will travel towards Elgado to find out what is going on, while protecting the outpost from the terrible threat that is awakening: the elder dragon Malzeno.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: new monsters (Malzeno, Garangolm), Paragons… We take stock

What are the new monsters introduced in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak?

Over the course of the presentations, Capcom unveiled a number of monsters that will come into play through the expansion. This is particularly the case of Sleepy Aurora and Alumdron Magma, two new subspecies. The former made ice his element. He can thus attack his enemies with a mist or an icy breath and sweep over them by sliding on the ice. The second is more of a fan of heat. He lives in caverns made of lava and uses the strength of molten stones to increase the strength of his attacks. Players can also face the fierce Garangolm, resembling a particularly fiery giant gorilla.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: new monsters (Malzeno, Garangolm), Paragons… We take stockMonster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: new monsters (Malzeno, Garangolm), Paragons… We take stock

But Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak’s most impressive new monster, of course, is the Elder Dragon Malzeno. Banner monster of the extension, it can recall the Velkhana of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne in vampire version. Being Sunbreak’s ultimate challenge, it won’t be easy to achieve. He can indeed protect himself by controlling a swarm of parasites, which can draw the energy of his opponents. Adept at vampiric attacks, he can also inflict hemorrhage on his enemies, which makes him particularly formidable. And as if that were not enough, it can also enter an enraged form, making him even more dangerous.

This expansion also marks the return of monsters present in previous Monster Hunter games. This is particularly the case of the Flying Wyvern Seregios (Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate), but also Espinas, Gore Magala and Herminataur Daimyo.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: new monsters (Malzeno, Garangolm), Paragons… We take stock

What’s new on the gameplay side?

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak lets you customize your hunting style even further. To do this, you can rely on new Silk Binding abilities for each of the game’s 14 weapons (long sword, double blades, cannon lance…). As for Substitute Talents, players will have the option to set two sets (the Red Transfer Scroll and the Blue Transfer Scroll) and switch between them quickly in combat. Add to that the introduction of Dodge Blink and improved wall running and you have a game experience more exhilarating than ever.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak also allows hunters to be accompanied by the Paragons. These NPCs will join you in Paragon Quest battles, allowing you to bond with Paragons and then take them with you on Expeditions. Note that quests also welcome a new level of difficulty with the Master Rank.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: new monsters (Malzeno, Garangolm), Paragons… We take stock

What are the new places to discover in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak?

We have so far seen two places to explore in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, namely the Citadel and the Jungle. The first is an area stretching around the ruins of an old castle and bringing together different biomes, from forested lands to ice valleys. The second is, as its name suggests, a jungle. It is not far from the water and offers many caves to explore in particular.

Also note that hunters will discover Elgado Outpost, serving as a base for the research team working on the mystery of the Malzeno and other monsters in the area. You can trade there, but also find Kamura’s tea room there.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: new monsters (Malzeno, Garangolm), Paragons… We take stock

What are the minimum specs to play Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak?

Here is minimum and recommended configurations as featured on the Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Steam page:

Minimum requirements

  • Operating system : Windows 10
  • Processor : Intel Core i3-4130/Core i5-3470/AMD FX-6100
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphic card : NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (DDR4)/AMD Radeon RX 550
  • Disk space : 10 GB of available space

Recommended Setup

  • Operating system : Windows 10
  • Processor : Intel Core i5-4460/AMD FX-8300
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphic card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB VRAM) / AMD Radeon RX 570 (4GB VRAM)
  • Disk space : 10 GB of available space

Note that for the Nintendo Switch version, you will still need 13 GB of free memory on your console if you want to install the extension.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: new monsters (Malzeno, Garangolm), Paragons… We take stock

When is Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak released?

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will be released on June 30 on Nintendo Switch of course, but also on PC. On these two platforms, the extension is available at the price of 39.99€ and you can already pre-order it (knowing that you will thus be entitled to pre-order bonuses).

There is of course a Deluxe Edition at €49.99. It allows you to unlock new content with, in particular, special armor, new makeup and tutti quanti. Note that it is also possible to buy a pack including the base game and the expansion. However, the digital version of this Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Pack will not be available for sale until June 30.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: new monsters (Malzeno, Garangolm), Paragons… We take stockMonster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: new monsters (Malzeno, Garangolm), Paragons… We take stock

Is it possible to test the game before the release?

While waiting for the big day, know that a demo is already available on PC and Nintendo Switch. It allows you to discover the Jungle and face the monsters hiding there, from the Tetranodon to the Astalos. After which you will be able to measure yourself against a major challenge: fight the Malzeno, whether you are alone or accompanied.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: new monsters (Malzeno, Garangolm), Paragons… We take stock


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