During a presentation this morning, Capcom revealed a lot of new details about Sunbreak’s upcoming Monster Hunter Rise expansion, including the announcement of its release date.
Sunbreak, an expansion that Capcom has repeatedly described as “big,” will release on June 30 for both Nintendo Switch and PC. Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto revealed the digital version of the DLC will be available for pre-order today. Along with the base version of Sunbreak, existing Monster Hunter Rise players will have the option to purchase the premium version, which comes with additional cosmetics such as Layered Armod, hairstyles, poses, and gestures. Pre-ordering will give hunters an adorable pair of Palamute and Palico Layered Armor to make the animal companions look closer to their real-world pet companions.
Those who are new to Monster Hunter Rise, but want the full experience of the Sunbreak release can purchase the Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set, which packs the full base game and expansion together into one neat package. .
Announced to release with Sunbreak is the new Monster Hunter Amiibos trilogy. The trio includes the new Elder Dragon Malzeno and a Palamute and Palico, each wearing a Malzeno-based armor. Using these Amiibos with the Switch version will grant players new official Dragon Layered Armor for use in the game.
A patch will be available to all Monster Hunter Rise players on June 30th regardless of Sunbreak ownership status. The update will require around 13GB of storage and will accommodate the weapon balance changes and new content coming to the game at the release of Sunbreak. This patch will be required for online play in the future.
If you’re interested in trying out Monster Hunter Rise with Sunbreak on the horizon, Nintendo is offering a free trial to Convert Online subscribers this week.