Monsters confirmed for MHR Sunbreak: Who Will Make the Cut?

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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is out at the end of this month. With multiple trailers being released for gameplay and the demo, there are a handful of confirmed monsters who are ready to fight.

Sunbreak will see familiar monster faces alongside some new additions from previous games in the Monster Hunter series. With a new variety of monsters to fight, fans are getting excited to jump back into Kamura.

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Here is a definitive list of all the monsters sighted in the official trailers so far.

Old monsters who are returning from Monster Hunter Rise

As Sunbreak is a DLC for Monster Hunter Rise, all the popular monsters from the base game will also be fightable. These include monsters such as

  • Nargacuga
  • Rathian and Rathalos
  • Zinogre
  • Mitzusune
  • Rakna Kadaki
  • Barioth
  • Tetranadon
  • Anjanath
  • Goss Harag
  • Great Izuchi
  • Bishaten
  • Tigrex
  • Bazelgeuse
  • Somnacanth
  • Almudron
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  • Arzuros
  • Magnamalo

New monsters

New monsters included in the official trailers have caused excitement for the community. With new mechanics being brought in with the poster dragon, we are yet to see how this will affect gameplay.

Malzeno

The poster dragon for Sunbreak, Malzeno is an elder dragon who has been reported to "consume life". A leak a few months back described the dragon as being vampire-inspired. This can be seen by its gothic castle background featured in the May trailer.

Many fans are noticing the similarities between this elder and the anime Castlevania, another vampire-themed design.

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Carapaceon

Carapaceon

The crab-looking monster has been sighted in Monster Hunter Rise before as an endemic life. However, an enlarged and angry version of it was in the second generation of the Monster Hunter series. Its return has been great for veteran hunters.

Astalos

Astalos

Astalos first appeared in Monster Hunter Generations. A flying wyvern who emits powerful electricity. Its appearance resembles an insect and is directly inspired by a glasswing butterfly.

Espinas

Espinas
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Espinas is another flying wyvern who was found in Monster Hunter Frontier Season 2.0. With a similar appearance to a Rathian, many hunters have mistaken the monster for her. Its main attack is the use of venom which has thick green plating for its defences.

Garangolm

Garangolm

Garangolm is a brand new monster. A mix of Rajang and Barroth, the armoured ape is as physical as Rajang by using its fists to pound hunters. When low enough, it becomes enraged and coats its arms with moss and magma to use elemental attacks.

Lunagaron

Lunagaron

A brand new variant of Odogaron. The Lunagaron is new to Sunbreak and utilises its snowy environment for some icy elemental attacks. It looks like the love-child of Tobi Kadachi and Odogaron from Monster Hunter Worlds and packs a punch just as hard.

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With all of these new monsters in the game, are you ready to hone your skills, pick up your faithful axe and swing your way into the fight?