The hunt is on! Monster Hunter Rise is now available on PC / Steam!
With new Hunters joining forces to battle the impending Rampage, we wanted to give everyone a quick tour of their new hometown: the peaceful and vibrant village of Kamura!
While the quick tips we’re sharing here will aid you throughout your time in Kamura, there’s even more to discover, so make sure to explore the village and introduce yourself to everyone!
The Buddy Plaza
The Buddy Plaza is an area bustling with activity and useful features! You’ll unlock the Buddy Plaza as soon as you’ve completed the first Training Quest, “Back to Basics”.
Rondine – The Trader
Rondine and her ship, The Argosy, allow you to use your Buddies (Palicos and Palamutes) to go on trading missions to bulk earn you a range of useful items to help you in hunts. You can also trade Kamura Points for specific items!
If you’re wondering what to start trading for first, Honey is a great choice to stock up on as it’ll allow you to create plenty of Mega Potions by combining the Honey with a standard Potion.
Iori – The Buddy Scout
Iori adores Palicos and Palamutes, as such he’s where you want to go when you’re looking to recruit more Buddies!
You can use his scouting feature to search for your ideal Palicos and Palamutes. When deciding who to hire, be sure to look at their skills and info as each buddy is different and brings their own style and abilities to the hunt!
Kogarashi – The Felyne Chief
Kogarashi leads the Meowcenaries, a band of Buddies who can go out on missions to areas you’ve explored! Whilst there, they’ll investigate the area and harvest materials to bring back for you!
To send your Buddies out, simply talk to Kogarashi, select four of your finest and off they’ll go!
After the completion of their research, head back to the Chief to claim your rewards! If you’re lucky they may even bring back rare and unique items…
Shirubei – The Buddy Expert
Shirubei heads up the Buddy Dojo, a useful feature that allows you to train and level-up your Buddies when they aren’t out on hunts with you or participating in other activities.
The higher a Buddies’ level, the more effective they are in combat and Buddy Plaza activities so training them up is worth it!
For a small Kamura Points fee you can train up to six buddies at once. As soon as you start to grow your Buddy pool we recommend sending anyone that’s idle here!
The Training Area
We’ve gone over training your Buddies, so let’s look at a place for you to train!
The Training Area can be found near Rondine in the Buddy Plaza, simply interact with this boat and you’ll arrive there. (Once doing this you can fast travel there in the future!)
The Training Area features a mechanical Toadversary that is perfect for practicing combat! Whether you’re looking to try a new weapon for the first time or hone your skills and combos with an existing one, this is the place to do it in safety.
Gear Crafting – Hamon & Kisaki
This one might seem obvious, but it can be easy to forget your local Blacksmith Hamon and his assistant Kisaki when progressing through quests!
Hamon is the person you’ll want to see when it comes to both forging new armor and weapons, as well as upgrading their strength!
Your starting Kamura armor can only take you so far, so we’d advise making a new set as soon as you start fighting large monsters! The same can be said for your weapons, so make sure to check for upgrades and new weapon trees regularly – especially after fighting a new, large monsters for the first time!
Online Play & Event Quests – Senri the Mailman
Senri the Mailman is a friendly Felyne and vendor who not only allows you to join / create an online multiplayer lobby, but also download free item packs, Event Quests and more! Bonus Tip: Beginners should consider trying out some of the useful armor Senri can give you, like the Guild Cross pieces!
In Monster Hunter Rise there are two main ways to play online with other Hunters. One way is to use the Quest Board within the Gathering Hub to join specific, in-progress quests where the host has issued a Join Request (you can issue these too as a quest host).
The second method is to talk to Senri and select “Play Online”. From there you can search for a lobby to join with other players or create your own!
We hope these quick introductions will help you settle in and make the most of your time in Kamura.
One more bonus tip before we go: keep an eye on our Steam Community page for the latest news and announcements pertaining specifically to the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise.
Calling all creators! Is your content downright fierce? Are you a master of busting robots and reploids alike? Do thoughts of colorful herbs make you think of how to mix them to be most effective? When you’re falling asleep, do you count monsters instead of sheep? And most importantly, are you passionate about what you create? Of course you are! We’re ready to shout and point you toward the next big step in your journey: Capcom Creators! We’re looking for avid fans and visionaries like you who share your love of Capcom games, be it with video, livestreams, fan art, cosplay, or something else entirely.
Designed to celebrate our vibrant Capcom community and help you grow and connect to one another, content creators for Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, and many more Capcom brands will have access to a plethora of dedicated resources to help them succeed and achieve complete. Global. Saturation. (Or, at least, a wider audience.) Those who are accepted will receive special incentives and regular newsletters with the latest opportunities and news on Capcom games. You’ll also be able to request codes for upcoming games you want to make content for, and will have access to a dedicated, private Discord server to help you connect with fellow creators as well as program managers. Plus, creators also have the chance to receive tailored digital asset packs, and may even receive exclusive care packages with special Capcom merchandise. You may even see your work amplified on Capcom’s social media and video channels, too!
The Capcom Creators program is now accepting applications, and is open to creators based in the United States at this time. Applications are open now, and you can find more details and information on how to apply at creators.capcom.com. For updates on the Capcom Creators program, as well as the latest news on all things Capcom, be sure to follow the Capcom USA Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages!
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This Contest is open to residents of EMEA and Americas only.
We’ll be accepting entries from now until Dec 12 at 4pm GMT / 8am PST.
A Steam key for “Monster Hunter Rise DLC Pack 1” on Steam (non-negotiable), delivered upon release of the Steam version of Monster Hunter Rise (January 12, 2022).
The prize will be delivered via Twitter DM from the @MonsterHunter Twitter account, so participants must ensure they can be contacted via this method.
We’ll select three (3) winners for each of the following categories. Entries will be judged based on creativity, inspiration, and uniqueness. NOTE: graphical quality will NOT be factored into our considerations.
Best scenic/nature shot
Best action shot
Best group shot
You can turn off HUD elements (Options > Game Settings > HUD Settings) to take cleaner screenshots.
There is no limit to the number of entries per person, so feel free to share as many screenshots as you’d like!
Street Fighter V’s final character has arrived, bringing with him an offensive playstyle and unique mechanics never seen before in SFV. With his confident demeanor, Luke is looking to make a major impact in the world of Street Fighter, present and future.
We did a deep dive into Luke and his gameplay mechanics in SFV during the SFV Fall Update, so be sure to check out the video and blog for all the details.
Street Fighter’s Future is Luke-ing bright!
Brand new to the Street Fighter series, Luke is an eager and headstrong character who experiences a tragic childhood event that brings him to enlist in the U.S. military.
By playing Luke’s story you’ll discover more about how he came to meet up with other members of the SFV cast and how he ties in to the overarching narrative.
Combining Military with MMA
Luke’s various costumes incorporate aspects of his military background and MMA-inspired fighting style. Here’s SFV Director Takayuki Nakayama to explain the inspiration with these concept art images:
“The BUCKLER written on the upper right is a private military company. The president of the company saw Luke’s performance and felt that he was a young and active fighter, and decided to sponsor him.”
“Luke has a unique way of wearing his uniforms. He is not particular about his clothes and doesn’t seem to care much about the size of his shoes. He seems to have a habit of stepping on the heels of his shoes.”
“Luke has loved basketball since he was a child and today he loves both sports and action games. However, he stays away from horror games as they’re too scary.”
Luke is Fully Armed and Ready
Shown off during the SFV Fall Update, Luke’s move set involves unique mechanics that are brand new to SFV. In addition to standards, such as a zoning projectile in “Sand Blaster” or an anti-air with “Rising Rocket,” Luke comes equipped with various target combos and methods of getting in on his opponents.
His V-Trigger is special in that the V-Timer increases as time goes by or as he does damage using specific moves, giving him an edge against opponents who run away once Luke activates his V-Trigger. On the other hand, if Luke takes damage, his V-Timer decreases, rewarding opponents who manage to stay on offense versus Luke.
And that wraps up the introduction of Luke! Luke’s here to make waves in SFV, but he’s also preparing to be a major player in the next Street Fighter project. Luke is available now on PlayStation 4 and Steam as part of the Season 5 Character Pass, the Season 5 Premium Pass, and individually for $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money.
Also don’t miss out discounts on SFV, Champion Edition, and the Upgrade Kit through the PlayStation Black Friday Sale (ending soon!) and Steam Autumn Sale!
With Luke’s inclusion, the SFV cast rounds out to a total of forty-five characters, full of newcomers as well as returning veterans. This completes the Season 5 Character and Premium passes! Although Luke is the last character in SFV, there’s still more content coming next year! We still have a Battle Balance update to look forward to in March 2022 as well as the Capcom Pro Tour 2022 bundle. Once again, we thank you all for your continued support throughout these years and look forward to bringing you more Street Fighter news soon!
Hey there, fighters! Over a year ago in the summer of 2020, we set out to improve communication with the Street Fighter V community. Since then, we’ve hosted four digital events delving into upcoming Street Fighter V content. The SFV Fall Update marks our fifth and final digital event focused on SFV, culminating with a deep dive into Luke, the game’sfinal character. Luke will be a major part of the next Street Fighter project, so we hope you are excited to get your hands on him. While we’re not quite ready to speak about that project just yet, we have plenty of details to share about Luke in SFV, our collaboration with Brawlhalla, and Capcom Cup VIII!
Catch the full SFV Fall Update here:
Luke is Amped and Ready to Go in SFV!
We kicked off the SFV Fall Update with a preview of Luke’s story. SFV’s newest character experiences a dramatic childhood event involving his father that inspires him to become a fighter and join the military.
During Luke’s military service, he runs into a familiar face. We won’t spoil too much more here, so be sure to play Luke’s Character Story to learn more!
Luke Keeps on the Offense Luke’s fighting style is geared around forward moving attacks that keep the pressure on. All three of his normal punches propel Luke forward, allowing him to quickly close distances. Luke also has two target combos: “Triple Impact” (LP -> MP -> HP) and “Snapback Combo,” (MP x4).
Luke has an arsenal of special moves to close in safely and create offensive opportunities. His go-to zoning tool is a mid-to-long range projectile called “Sand Blaster” that shoots energy from his hands. “Rising Rocket,” Luke’s trusty anti-air attack, launches him upwards to strike opponents.
Luke also has a forward-moving command dash called “Avenger.” This maneuver can be used in combos and allows him cover more ground. “Avenger” has two follow ups. Pressing a punch button following “Avenger” executes “No Chaser,” a shoulder charge that can be used in combos.
Meanwhile, pressing a kick button after executing “Avenger” will have Luke use “Impaler,” a mid-range overhead kick that can catch crouching opponents.
“Flash Knuckle” is Luke’s go-to combo starter and extender. Each punch leads to a different forward-moving attack. LP moves slightly forward, MP moves a bit further, and HP will go nearly half-screen.
Holding a punch button when using “Flash Knuckle” gives it different properties, depending on the button pressed. Charge them up and experiment with each one to find which best fits your combo style.
A New Kind of V-System
Luke’s V-System has some unique aspects compared to the rest of the SFV cast, especially with his V-Triggers. For his V-Skills, Luke can either play a more in-your-face style or make some hard reads and predict opponent’s throws and command grabs.
Luke’s V-Skill I, “Hard Shot,” powers up his “Flash Knuckle” move, allowing him to use the charged version of the attack without holding the button down. Charging a “Hard Shot” enhanced “Flash Knuckle” can lead to even more devastating damage and more combo options.
V-Skill II, “Suppressor,” has Luke take a back step before executing a close-range body blow. With proper timing, this move can excel against throws and command grabs. Utilize it to keep pressure on your opponents or when you notice them throwing a lot.
When it comes to V-Triggers, Luke’s are quite special. Both V-Triggers cause his V-Gauge to become a timer that continuously fills in a neutral state. Additionally, in a first for SFV V-Triggers, Luke can gain V-Timer by doing damage. Conversely, he loses V-Timer when taking damage or using his V-Trigger-specific moves. This also forces opponents to approach and prevent Luke from maintaining a filled V-Timer. V-Trigger I, “Fully Armed,” gives Luke access to two new moves, which we revealed during the SFV Summer Update 2021. Pressing HP+HK after activation throws out three long range projectiles similar to “Sand Blaster” called “Rock Smasher.”
If you press HP+HK after an EX “Sand Blaster” while “Fully Armed” is active, the screen will slow down and Luke will throw out a flurry of impactful projectiles in quick succession called “Thermobaric Thrash.” This move adds tons of damage, but is also resource heavy. So make sure you have EX-meter for that EX “Sand Blaster!”
Luke’s V-Trigger II, “Vanguard,” lets him cancel Flash Knuckle” into another of a different strength. This opens up previously unavailable combo paths, allowing Luke to double up on “Flash Knuckles” in his combos. This V-Trigger synergizes well with V-Skill I, “Hard Shot,” allowing Luke to chain together powered up “Flash Knuckles!”
Luke is fully armed and ready to enter the ring on November 29th with additional costumes. Get yourself ready by picking up the Season 5 Character or Premium Pass!
The Capcom Cup Returns
Capcom Cup is back with Capcom Cup VIII! The exciting announcement revealed that there will be Exhibition Matches, Last Chance Qualifiers, and the Street Fighter League Finals! More info on all this is coming soon, so stay tuned to the Capcom Fighters channels for updates.
Brawlhalla x Street Fighter
Ryu, Chun-Li, and Akuma have entered the Grand Tournament and are ready to throw down with the Legends of Brawlhalla! Play as classic characters from Street Fighter to K.O. your opponents while utilizing weapons and familiar moves in a new setting!
To commemorate the collaboration, there is a new Game Mode in Brawlhalla called “Street Brawl,” where players will fight Street Fighter-style with health bars on a 2-D setting. There’s also a new map added based on Ryu’s stage Suzaku Castle. Ryu, Chun-Li, and Akuma are all available now in Brawlhalla as Epic Crossovers, so be sure to pick them up as well as all the extra goodies including avatars, a K.O. effect, and more!
To help celebrate Luke’s launch, there are SFV discounts available as well as a Free Trial on PlayStation 4 through November 29 that grants access to all characters from Seasons 1-4.
Get the following content at a discount (PS4) | (Steam):
Street Fighter V 60% off
SFV: Champion Edition up to 35% off
SFVCE Upgrade Kit 40% off
And that wraps up our final SFV digital update event! Thanks to everyone who tuned in to the SFV Fall Update, and every other update we released since Summer 2020. We would not be where we are today without you, the players, who have given us continued support. We’ve been watching everyone’s reactions to the announcements and are thankful for your passion for Street Fighter.
Although Luke brings an end to our SFV digital updates and character releases, we’ll continue to support SFV in the future. After Luke’s released, our next SFV update will be the Battle Balance update and CPT 2022 bundle coming in March 2022. We hope you’ll enjoy Luke in SFV and you can look forward to seeing more of him in the next Street Fighter project. We’ll be back next year with more Street Fighter news!
Hello everyone. Our team is hard at work on the project, but to ensure this will be an unforgettable adventure, we’ve decided to shift the release window to 2023. In the meantime, we have a brand new artwork to share with you. Thank you for your patience.
In October, we released the Street Fighter x BCRF pink-themed costumes in Street Fighter V for our partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. All proceeds from purchases of these costumes will support further research, and donations will be directly given to the non-profit organization. Huge thanks to everyone who has helped contribute to BCRF so far! Speaking of contributions, we wanted to highlight the artist who created these awesome BCRF costumes, Chisato Mita!
Mita-san’s skillset include concept art, environment UI, character design, and illustrations. One of her specialties is that she can quickly accomplish design work when there is an established concept. Some of Mita-san’s past work include:
Capcom Games (Japan-only):
E.X. Troopers – Environment, UI, Character Design
Toraware no Palm & Toraware no Palm Refrain – Art Director, Character Design, Environment Design and Still Illustrations
Animated TV Series:
Macross Delta – Character Design
Here’s her explanation on the costume’s inspiration and the design direction:
Since I knew this would be a collaboration costume with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, I started the design process with pink being the base color
Our Director (Takayuki Nakayama) explained to me that each designer decides on the design direction of the paid DLC costumes at their own discretion, so I decided to follow the same practice. I drew the costumes within the in-game screenshots, to keep in mind what our players would see on game screen every day.
I decided to go with a modern sportswear look for both of them, and then applied specific details that match the characters’ personalities.
For Chun-Li, I wrapped her hair buns with the pink ribbon that BCRF uses for their logo. I thought it would be nice to have something that makes large movements during battle, so I wrapped belts around her arms.
For Ryu’s shoulder support, I thought of a fusion between a Japanese-style gauntlet and a modern-looking protector. I felt this costume also needed moving parts, so I designed it so he’s not wearing his jumpsuit all the way and let the sleeves hang down.
Thanks, Mita-san, for your hard work and contributions to this charity collaboration!
If you want to see more amazing artwork from Mita-san, you can follow her on Twitter: @mitaChisato.
And if you want to support BCRF in this campaign, there’s still time! You can make direct donations via our Tiltify page, or purchase the Street Fighter x BCRF costumes:
Good day to all Monster Hunter fans around the globe! Our TGS 2021 Monster Hunter Spotlight live stream just wrapped up and it was packed with fun tidbits about development, musical performances, and news. If you missed it, I highly recommend watching the VOD to catch all the segments… but if you’re just looking for the latest news, here’s the recap:
We’ll focus on one game at a time. Ready? Let’s go!
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Updates
You’ve come very far in your journey as a young rider, but there are still some high-stakes challenges on the horizon. Are you ready for a battle of historical proportions? High Difficulty Fatalis is the star of Title Update #5, coming October 21st! So put together your most powerful team and bring your best bud to take on this epic Co-Op Quest.
A great way to start gearing up for the battle against Fatalis is the Title Update #4 content, which just dropped yesterday, and features a High Difficulty Kulve Taroth Co-Op Quest and a couple of hot-tempered Monsties. Check out the latest trailer below to see what’s out now and what’s to come:
Monster Hunter Rise (Nintendo Switch) Updates
Since the launch of Monster Hunter Rise on Nintendo Switch, we’ve been working on a total of five collaborations with other Capcom games. Four of them are already live in the game. Here’s a quick recap:
We started off with a Tsukino Palico outfit as a tie-in with Monster Hunter Stories 2, followed by a divine Palamute costume that makes your Canyne look like Amaterasu from Okami. Soon after, we had Akuma from Street Fighter make an appearance as a Hunter costume, and most recently, we summoned Mega Man’s best bud Rush as a rad Palamute layered armor.
Now, for the fifth Capcom collab, we present to you… Arthur, from Ghosts ‘n Goblins: Resurrection!
As with our past collaborations, you can expect to see some custom flair this time too. I’ll tell you one cool thing: your throwing kunai transform into Arthur’s iconic throwing LANCES!
This collab Event Quest will go live on October 29th, and will be available for free for all Monster Hunter Rise players.
But that’s not the last of our collaboration content…
2021 was a big year for Monster Hunter, but there’s another beloved gaming series that also had a massive milestone this year: Sonic The Hedgehog! So to celebrate, we’ve teamed up with SEGA to create an exciting collaboration in Monster Hunter Rise. We’re not quite ready to share any info yet, but the collab is scheduled to drop this November. Stay tuned so you don’t miss out!
Monster Hunter Rise (PC) News
Earlier this year, we announced plans to bring Monster Hunter Rise to PC in “early 2022.” Let’s set an actual date for this release, shall we? Monster Hunter Rise will launch on Steam on January 12, 2022!
Quick sidebar: before we move on to some of the PC-specific details, I know you’re wondering about all the fun updates we just covered above for the Nintendo Switch version. To address that, I’m happy to report that Monster Hunter Rise will launch on Steam with all major post-launch content available in the Nintendo Switch version through the end of November 2021. We’ll have more info to share on future updates at a later date.
Now, onto those Monster Hunter Rise PC-specific details… our dev team has been hard at work at implementing some popular features and requests, such as uncapped framerates, 4K resolution, high-res textures, mouse & keyboard support and ultrawide (21:9) support. Here’s some of it in action:
Oh? Did you catch that info bit at the end? That’s right! We’re launching a Demo of the PC version on October 13th so you can try out some of the features listed above and, if this is your first time with Monster Hunter Rise, try out a lot of the new awesome additions to our classic gameplay formula!
The Monster Hunter Rise Demo will offer two Training Quests and three Hunting Quests. The targets for those are the sharp Great Izuchi, the bubbly Mizutsune, and the malicious Magnamalo! For each quest, you’ll get to pick one of 14 unique weapon types and take at least one helpful buddy with you: your choice of Palico (trusty Felyne friends) or Palamute (all-new Canyne companions).
The Demo will also feature the new Wirebugs along with the Wyvern Riding technique. Be sure to try them both out and let us know how you feel after tasting this newfound freedom of movement and control.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak News
Last week we pulled the curtains back on our next big project, the monstrous expansion Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, showing off a glimpse of some of the new content we have in the works. Part of that reveal was the flagship monster of the expansion, an ominous elder dragon…
And today, we get to know its name: Malzeno!
Are you ready to come face-to-face this menacing Master Rank threat?
But that’s not all we had to show you at the TGS 2021 live stream! Keeping with the dangerous tone set by Sunbreak’s reveal, we thought it’d be a good chance to reveal a crafty returning monster: Shogun Ceanataur. This carapaceon is known for deploying razor-sharp claws from its front limbs and shredding anything in its path. It also uses other monsters’ skulls as its shell. Savage!
Now for the ultimate recap…
Monster Hunter Stories 2 Title Update #5 featuring Fatalis (High Difficulty) arrives October 20th.
Monster Hunter Rise collaboration with Ghosts ‘n Goblins coming October 29th. Collaboration with Sonic The Hedgehog coming this November.
Monster Hunter Rise release date on Steam (PC) is set for January 12th, 2021. Free demo is coming October 13th, 2021.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will launch simultaneously on Nintendo Switch and Steam (PC) in Summer 2022.
Starting earlier this year, you’ve taken up arms as a Hunter of Kamura Village, fended off the ongoing Rampages, and finally put the mysteries of the Thunder and Wind Serpents to rest. Well done, Hunters.
However, the work of a Hunter never truly ends. A new, ominous chapter is about to unfold in the Monster Hunter Rise saga: enter the monstrous expansion Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, coming to Nintendo Switch and PC in Summer 2022.
Behold the thrilling teaser trailer we debuted today:
So, what did you think? The eerie music and the new locale come together to set the stage for that menacing monster reveal… It gave me the chills!
As the direct expansion to Monster Hunter Rise, you can expect a massive amount of content coming with Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, including an all-new storyline with more new monsters, new locales, gameplay elements, a new quest rank, and more!
We’re keeping some of the finer details concealed in darkness until a later date. In the meantime, we have more fun game content coming up for Monster Hunter Rise (including one more Capcom collab!), so stay tuned to the Monster Hunter social medial channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube) for the latest news and updates on all things Monster Hunter!
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will launch simultaneously on Nintendo Switch and PC in Summer 2022.