The next news drop for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak had been confirmed by the official Monster Hunter Twitter account. You can expect to see more information about the massive expansion DLC sometime in May. If you’re interested in tuning in to the event as soon as it airs (or whenever else you want), you can check out the official Monster Hunter YouTube channel here.
The last digital event was packed with lots of information. We got details about two of the Three Lords, as well as other monsters like Blood Orange Bishaten. We also got confirmation that Astalos would be returning, which is cool. So what else could they show off? Well that’s what I’m gonna tell you…or at the very least predict.
For starters, we’re gonna get more details on Malzeno, the last of the Three Lords and what’s possibly the final boss battle of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. We’re also gonna get more details about Astalos, along with some gameplay footage. None of this is confirmed, but since they’ve been revealed in the last digital event, it’s almost guaranteed that they’ll talk about them some more in this upcoming one.
Next up, I expect another old monster to be returning to the game. I can’t predict at all what that monster would be, though. I wouldn’t have guessed in a million years that Shogun Ceanataur would be one of them, so anyone’s guess is as good as mine at this point. But for the sake of it, I’m gonna say… Qurupeco. (Does anyone besides me even remember this monster?)
I also expect another variant or two to be announced. I think a variant of Somnacanth would be cool, maybe it expels paralyzing gas instead of sleep gas? I also think we’d get teased about Apex Astalos. Apex Mizutsune is already in the game, so an Apex version of the other Fated Four monster would only make sense. Speaking of Fated Four, I don’t expect to see Gammoth or Glavenus returning, but I’d be more than happy to be proven wrong on that…eh, Capcom?
This one is wishful thinking, but I’d like another new locale or two to be revealed. I say this pretty much every time I talk about Sunbreak, and I’ll say it again: The Citadel looks to be huge and amazing, but just one new locale isn’t enough. I won’t be too disappointed, but it’ll definitely suck if The Citadel is the only new map to come from this expansion.
More Hunting Actions/Endemic Life Details
Finally, I expect them to go more in-depth on the new hunting actions available to players. We got a glimpse of some of them, especially the new Wirebug Skill for Dual Blades, but I’d like to see more of them from other weapons like Great Sword and Heavy Bowgun. Even though it’s explained on the website for the DLC, I expect them to talk about the new Endemic Life and hunting actions outside of the weapons, like wall running.
There’s more that can be talked about too, like more of the new characters we’ll be seeing. Whatever it is, I can’t wait for the digital event. Remember, it’s sometime in May. What do you expect to see at the event? Are you also secretly praying for a demo you know you aren’t gonna get? I’d love to hear your thoughts.