Monster Hunter Rise reveals new monster and more for September Update

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak has released several new details about its free Title Update 2, featuring the challenging Violet Mizutsune, Flaming Espinas, Risen Chameleos and more. The update is scheduled to roll out on September 29th, 2022.

For a trailer and breakdown of the upcoming content, here’s the official announcement from Monster Hunter’s Twitter feed:

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak continues to pile on great content, however slow the additions may come. Some of the announcements in today’s trailer were a little superfluous, and even questionable though. The layered weapons could be fun, but the more cartoonish designs are just a little odd, at least compared to previous installments like World.

But all of the quality-of-life changes revealed in the trailer will be a relief, including the increased level for investigations and the new weekly quests. The loop of Monster Hunter gameplay can become too redundant without more content.

Fortunately, Violet Mizutsune looks like a very enjoyable level of frustration. While those gas bubbles feel a little too mystical, and less natural than some other creatures, it’s too small to complain about. Learning its defensive habits should be pretty enjoyable, and Mizutsune is probably the highlight of the trailer.

Chameleos, who’s been around since Monster Hunter 2, is always nice to see again in any form. The risen concept is neat, but it feels like they could have done more with it.

And although the Flaming Espinas is also interesting, the concept of a one-hit attack is rarely fun in any game. It definitely adds urgency, but no one wants to battle Espinas for half an hour and die from a one-hit. The mechanic is a little much for Monster Hunter.

More updates for the latest game are scheduled for November, and 2023. You can read more about Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak and other RPG hits by checking out the rest of our news section!

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