During a Nintendo Partner Direct, Capcom showed off two new Monster Hunter games, Monster Hunter Rise, and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. Both of them were showcased for the Nintendo Switch. However, can you expect to play Monster Hunter Rise on different consoles or on a PC in the future for those who do not have the Nintendo console?
Unfortunately, for those without a Nintendo Switch, you might miss out on Monster Hunter Rise. Following the release announcement, Capcom has said that it is a Nintendo exclusive. You won’t be able to play it on any PlayStation or Xbox consoles, and, so far, it won’t be coming to PC. Some players scoff at the idea of a console-exclusive game now with PlayStation exclusives Horizon: Zero Dawn and Death Stranding making their way to PC. Still, Nintendo is a bit more hardwired into that tradition.
Don’t expect a release beyond a Nintendo platform. Much like any mainline Pokémon or Animal Crossing game, Monster Hunter Rise will only available for the Nintendo Switch. You can pre-order your copy today, check out the multiplayer that does require a Nintendo Online subscription, and the layered armor pre-order bonuses you receive for your Palico and the new Palacute companions.
The new Monster Hunter adventure begins on March 26, 2021.