Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Release Date, Pre-Order Start and More Revealed at Digital Event

New details hot from the latest Digital Event!

Monster Hunter Series Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto recently released new details about the upcoming new expansion Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak with a new trailer.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak New Trailer Contents

Tsujimoto released new details about the new Sunbreak expansion that will be released in a few months. The new trailer gives a glimpse of what to expect when the expansion drops like the new Elgado Outpost Hub, the new monsters, and new abilities that hunters will encounter after completing the story of the base game.

When will the Sunbreak Expansion Launch and Which Platforms?

Fans and newcomers who are planning to pre-order the Sunbreak expansion will be able to do so starting today, March 15, 2022. The official launch will be on June 30, 2022 for both Nintendo Switch and PC.

What are the Different Editions of the Sunbreak Expansion?

There are three versions to choose from for the editions, but there are actually five of them in total with the addition of the bundles. Check them out below:

Standard Edition Digital Version

monster hunter rise sunbreak standard edition
  • Expansion
  • Release date is June 30, 2022 and now available for pre-order at the Nintendo eShop

Deluxe Edition

  • Expansion
  • Sunbreak Deluxe Kit

Deluxe Kit Contents:

– Hunter Layered Armor Set: Dragonsbane
– Palamute Layered Armor Set: C Hound
– Palico Layered Armor Set: F Devout
– Gesture Set (Four Included): Take Aim
– Pose Set (Three Included): Fight Pose Set
– Hunter Makeup: Elegant Eye
– Hunter Hairstyle: Fluffy Curls

Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set

  • Digital Version will be available for purchase starting June 30, 2022
  • Monster Hunter Rise base game
  • Sunbreak Expansion

Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Double Deluxe Set

  • Digital Version will be available for purchase starting June 30, 2022
  • Monster Hunter Rise base game
  • Sunbreak Expansion
  • Base game Deluxe Kit
  • Sunbreak Deluxe Kit

Collector’s Edition

  • Sunbreak Deluxe Edition
  • Malzeno amiibo
  • Monster Icon Pack
  • Elgado Mark Enamel Pin
  • Exclusive Steelbook

There is also an early purchase bonus of a cosmetic layered armor for Palamute and Palico.

  • Palamute Layered Armor Set: Loyal Dog Costume
  • Palico Layered Armor Set: Striped Cat Costume

What is the story of the Sunbreak Expansion?

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak begins following the heroic defense of Kamura Village against the Rampage that concludes in Monster Hunter Rise. News of the village’s survival inspires the gallant knight Dame Fiorayne to travel from the distant Kingdom seeking aid. Hunters brave enough to answer the call will set out for the port of Elgado Outpost. This bustling maritime waystation is the home of the Laboratory researching the abnormal monster activity troubling the Kingdom, and the Command Post tasked with restoring peace to the realm. Here, players will interact with a cast of new characters including the commander of the Knights of the Royal Order Admiral Galleus, the quirky scientist Bahari, Minayle the Blacksmith, Oboro the Merchant, and the quest giver Chichae. These helpful allies will assist hunters in crafting new gear for the perils ahead, and instructing them to perform powerful new Wirebug techniques.

The threat befalling the Kingdom is closely linked to powerful creatures inspired by staples of Western horror known as the Three Lords. This cadre includes the newly unveiled Garangolm, the chilling Fanged Wyvern Lunagaron, and the Elder Dragon Malzeno. In addition to these nightmarish new foes, other monster variants and returning fan-favorites including Blood Orange Bishaten and the mighty Astalos will emerge to challenge hunters in the added Master Rank quest difficulty. Researching the behavior of the Three Lords will take hunters across the Kingdom to exciting new locales, including the newly-unveiled Citadel. This locale boasts snow-swept peaks cascading down to lush forests teeming with new forms of endemic life. At the center of this vast region sits a long-abandoned fortress that serves as a bastion for the very monsters it was built to keep out.

What New Content to Expect in Sunbreak Expansion?

The Sunbreak Expansion will introduce a lot of new content to the base game. It will add a new storyline with more new monsters, new additions to combat, the Master Rank quest difficulty, and more.

New armor sets and weapons will be added to the game. There is the Defender series of weapons that boasts a high attack power, which helps players advance through early hunts. It can be paired with the Black Belt armor and Veteran’s Talisman for enhanced survivability and useful skills.

What About Players Who Have Not Purchased the Sunbreak Expansion?

Players will be getting a new update when the Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak expansion releases, regardless if they have bought it or not. They will get a 13 GB update on Nintendo Switch and PC. It will be required for online play including weapon balances, item packs, and character edit vouchers.

What is the New Monster in Sunbreak?

A new monster just got revealed and it is the Garangolm. It will appear together with the Malzeno and Lunagaron. It is a fanged beast that can coat its arms in water and fire elements to unleash very powerful attacks.

Malzeno is also new, but it was revealed previously as the flagship monster of the expansion. Lunagaron was revealed last year at The Game Awards 2021 preshow trailer. Astalos makes a return with Sunbreak. Expansion.

Expect Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak expansion this coming June 30, 2021 for PC and Nintendo Switch.

Source: Press Release