One of the biggest games of 2021 is coming in its early months with Monster Hunter Rise. The game will hit Nintendo’s hybrid in March, and just recently got a big demo that apparently briefly murdered the servers for the Nintendo eShop. There’s a lot of impressions out there for it now, and as always you’ll be joined by some cute companions as you slay monsters, and if you crave something a tad normal at your side, you’re in luck.
The game features the iconic Palico, a cat-like creature, and a new dog-like counterpart called the Palamute. If you pre-order the game, you can get layered armor that takes away their stylized look for something a bit more real world. The Palamute gets turned into a big golden retriever and the Palico gets turned into a normal “forest cat.” Capcom released videos to show off both bonuses, which you can see below. The Palamute does just look like a massive normal dog, but the Palico looks maybe even more surreal since it still stands on its hindlegs in battle.
Monster Hunter Rise will release on Nintendo Switch March 26th. A demo is now available and will be until February 1st, and you can read more details on it through here.