Monster Hunter Rise: When can you download and play on PC?

Monster Hunter Rise is easily one of the best Nintendo Switch games we've seen in 2021 - but it's coming to PC soon, so could it be one of the best PC games of 2022? Well... It certainly sounds like it might be. Here's everything you need to know about when you can download and play Monster Hunter Rise on PC and what makes it different.

LATEST - Monster Hunter Rise coming to PC soon

Capcom's Monster Hunter Rise is going to be available on PC via Steam and you can pre-purchase it right now ahead of the January 12th, 2022, release date.

Pre-purchasing will get you the following bonuses:

  • Palamute Retriever Costume layered armor
  • Palico Forest Cat Costume layered armor
  • Novice Talisman for some extra assistance in the early stages

The PC version of Monster Hunter Rise boasts 4K graphics, uncapped frame rates, HDR support, and Voice Chat support. It's also getting all the content from Monster Hunter Rise's post-launch updates on Day One. There's no waiting around if you're a PC player!

PREVIOUS - PC Port Of A Switch Game

This is the interesting factor in all of this, as Switch releases are very rarely ported to other platforms. Rather, it is often the other way around.

Monster Hunter Rise's developers have stated that the game was definitely made for the Nintendo Switch.

They were "aware of [the console's] shortcomings and abilities" during development and this explains the wait for a PC version of the title.

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However, it does raise some interesting questions about how different the two versions will be.

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Obviously, PC's have the potential to run much more demanding titles and it will be interesting to see if Capcom develop a meatier version of the game for their PC port.

Alternatively, a PC Port could be very similar to the Switch release and just run extremely well. Only time will tell...

Prior to launch, Capcom is going to be holding a series of live-streams in any case. You can check out when these are in the Tweet below:

Monster Hunter Rise is scheduled to release for the Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021.

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