Monster Hunter Rise, in both its Switch and PC forms, is fab – Eurogamer called it “as good as video games can get” – and its Sunbreak expansion is perhaps even better. More, then, is an extremely welcome proposition, and well soon know exactly whats in store for Sunbreaks first major post-launch update when its newly announced livestream airs next week.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreaks incoming digital event will be hosted by producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and game director Yoshitake Suzuki, with proceedings due to begin on Twitch next Tuesday, 9th August, at 3pm BST/7am PDT.
Capcom has already teased a little of whats to come in Augusts Title Update 1, with the Seething Bazelguese and Lucent Nargacuga (from Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate respectively) both confirmed as new monster additions to the line-up, while the Forlorn Arena will be added as a new locale.
Capcoms previously revealed roadmap also left a number of conspicuous blanks, however, teasing “several other monsters” in Title Update 1, including rare species monsters and special species monsters, and its all but guaranteed Tuesdays event will lift the mystery around those.
As for what else the presentation may brings, a release date for Title Update 1 is a certainty, new DLC cosmetic additions seem likely, and well perhaps get a few clues as to what Title Update 2, due some time this “fall”, will bring on its arrival.
If you havent made the move to Sunbreak yet, its well worth your time. Eurogamers Martin Robinson, already smitten with the base game, was impressed by the expansions additions when it released in June, saying, “Sunbreak is going to be another brutal Monster Hunter expansion, but Im happy to find theres enough balance in there for me to approach it with excitement rather than trepidation.”