Monster Hunter Rise screenshot from the PC version

[Update]: My review of Monster Hunter Rise (PC) has now been released, and I'm very happy to say that it's a great port for a compelling yet somewhat unambitious Monster Hunter game.

While the PC version of Monster Hunter: World ended up being amazing, it was still quite obvious that the team was rather inexperienced when it came to PC development. Nowhere was this more apparent than with the post-launch updates, and this includes the Iceborne expansion, given that they usually took many months to make the transition from consoles to PC.

With all of that in mind, I'm extremely happy to say that the same will not be happening with the upcoming Monster Hunter Rise! Once it arrives onto PC this January 12, 2022 Monster Hunter Rise will bring with it all of the post-launch content from the Switch version up to Patch 3.6.1, while the two versions will achieve complete synchronization by the end of February 2022.

In terms of actual content, this means you'll be able to immediately enjoy all six crossover events: Okami, Street Fighter, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, Mega Man 11, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection, as well as the freshly announced Sonic the Hedghehog celebration. You can also expect to see a brand new ending, along with seven new monsters to tackle: Teostra, Kushala Daora, Chameleos, Apex Diablos, Apex Rathalos, Crimson Glow Valstrax and Apex Zinogre.

Combine this with the fact that Monster Hunter Rise has had a free PC demo available for quite a while now, and I think it's safe to say that Capcom and the Monster Hunter team have finally and fully embraced PC gaming. So as long as nothing goes horribly awry, I have a feeling Monster Hunter Rise will end up being a high mark for the series.

Once the PC version arrives I'll make sure to let you know. For now, however, you can learn a little bit more about it over at the official website.