07 Jan 2021 3:28 PM +00:00

Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Direct Details: Hub Area, New Monsters, & More

Nintendo has just wrapped a Direct revealing a bunch of new information about Monster Hunter Rise, which releases on Nintendo Switch in March.

We learnt quite a bit during this Direct, including details on the Multiplayer hub area, new mechanics, and new monsters.

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Monster Hunter Rise Hub Area Details

When it comes to the Hub, we learnt the names of all the characters and their roles within the hub, which are as follows:

  • Fugen - The village Elder, who is renowned for his use of the Longsword.
  • Minoto and Hinoa - The village Hub Quest and Village Quest Maidens.
  • Yomogi - Runs the village Tea Shop.
  • Hojo - The village Quest Manager.
  • Master Utushi - The leader of the hunters in the village.
  • Iori: The village handler who has a love for animals.
  • Kogarashi: The leader of the Meowcenaries, deploying them in quests.
  • Rondine: The trader who has come to the village.

We also got a look at some aspects of the Multiplayer Hub, like the training area which you can see in the Direct further down in this article.

Monster Hunter Rise New And Returning Monsters

The direct showcased a collection of new and returning monsters coming to the game:

  • Goss Harag
  • Khezu
  • Barioth
  • Great Baggi
  • Lagombi
  • Tigrex
  • Mizutsune
  • Magnamalo

These new monsters will be available in various quests and locales within the game.

Monster Hunter Rise Wyvern Riding And The Frost Lands

Wyvern Riding is a brand new feature to Monster Hunter Rise that allows you to use your Wirebug to mount monsters and control them.

You can even attack other monsters when controlling the monster, creating a monster-on-monster battle.

The new area in the game is called the Frost lands and is home to a number of the new monsters like the Goss Harag and Great Baggi.

Monster Hunter Rise Demo


Capcom has announced that a Monster Hunter Rise demo will be available later today/early tomorrow morning on the Nintendo Eshop, featuring a host of weapons and four quests to complete.

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Monster Hunter Rise Direct

The Monster Hunter Rise direct aired earlier today and can be watched below, with all the new content mentioned above and a few extra details, such as the new Amiibo figures which will release alongside the game on March 26, 2021.