It shows the player traversing the game world on new canine companion the Palamute, with another in tow. While riding the animal, players can use items to boost stamina, sharpen weapons and drink potions to prepare them for upcoming battles.
In the video, the target is the bird wyvern Aknosom, which is located in an area called the Shrine Ruins. It’s fought using the Great Sword, a weighty weapon offering powerful charged slashes, with two Palamutes supporting the player in battle.
The video also shows how one of the game’s key new features, Wirebugs, can be used to reach tricky locations and enhance attacks.
Announced in September, Monster Hunter Rise will be released exclusively for Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021. Capcom will release three Amiibo alongside the game, which will let players unlock special layered armour.
Monster Hunter Rise was revealed alongside fellow Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, “a rich RPG story” scheduled to be released in the summer of 2021. Capcom has said the games will share some unspecified compatibility features.