Talking Point: Could Monster Hunter Rise Hint At New Switch Hardware On The Horizon?

All just a little bit of history repeating?

Friday 26th March 2021. The date that Monster Hunter Rise, a brand-new and bespoke entry in Capcom’s beast-battling series, will be arriving on Nintendo Switch. It’s not the only game to land that day — Balan Wonderworld is scheduled to drop on the last Friday in March, too — but Capcom’s game is the release which has really piqued our interest.

Not solely because it’s a fresh monster hunting adventure coming to our favourite console, and not because the verticality and environment traversal (as communicated through that ‘Rise’ subtitle) seems to have taken a leaf out of Breath of the Wild‘s book. No, there’s something else; something in the air that smells a bit fishy (in a good way) about that date, and we’re not the only ones to notice. Could it be that Nintendo has some bigger plans for that Friday?

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