Capcom’s big paid expansion for Monster Hunter Rise, Sunbreak, received some new details during its Tokyo Game Show 2021 news program. It confirmed that the new monster seen in the debut trailer is Malzeno, an Elder Dragon. How its abilities work will be revealed later though.
The new expansion’s content is accessible after beating the Serpent Goddess of Thunder 7-star quest in the base game. Players will essentially venture from Kamakura Village to a new base and access new locations, including the previously seen castle ruins. Master Rank is making a return from Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, adding a new difficulty level for players to overcome (and perhaps indicating the return of Master Rank weapons and armor).
“Several” monsters from previous games are also making a return in Sunbreak with Shogun Ceanataur being showcased. This is a Carapeceon monster with a giant skull on its back that attacks with its giant pincers. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is out in Summer 2022, launching simultaneously for PC and Nintendo Switch. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.