Amaterasu from Okami is coming to Monster Hunter Rise
Players will be able to unlock a special skin for their Palamute
Capcom is bringing Amaterasu from Okami to Monster Hunter Rise later this week.
The crossover event, which begins on July 30, has players taking on a special quest that will reward an ‘Ammy Costume’.
This is a new skin for players’ Palamute, which makes it look like Amaterasu.
This is the second ‘Capcom Collab’ event planned for Monster Hunter Rise. The first, which was made available on June 18, let players unlock materials that could be used to dress up their Palico like the Tsukino character from Monster Hunter Stories 2.
According to an updated roadmap at the end of the trailer for the Okami event (which can be viewed above), there will be at least three more Capcom Collab events, with one coming in August and two more coming in the Fall.
Monster Hunter Rise hit stores on March 26 alongside a special edition Monster Hunter Rise Switch console and three Amiibo that let players unlock new armour sets.
The game shipped 4 million units during its first weekend and 5 million units in its first ten days, Capcom claimed, bringing the Monster Hunter series sales to over 70 million units combined. Capcom’s largest series, Resident Evil, has sold just over 100 million units.
The publisher’s previous Monster Hunter title, Monster Hunter World, managed to hit 5 million launch sales during its opening weekend, though that title was released on multiple platforms.
While the Monster Hunter series has traditionally been successful in Japan, its popularity went global following the 2018 release of Monster Hunter World for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The game became the first in Capcom’s history to ship 15 million copies. Total shipments had reached 16.8 million units as of December 2020.