Capcom is actually putting some effort into Monster Hunter Rise's PC version

Earlier this year, my PC lay dormant for many evenings. This was because of the superb Monster Hunter: Rise on Switch, a new entry in the long-running series that eschewed the fancypants new direction of Monster Hunter World in favour of the 'older' style of Monster Hunter. With special moves. It's just a brilliant game.

We've always known Rise would eventually arrive on PC, and now Capcom's released a trailer for the PC version showcasing some of the improvements it's made. What is great is that this isn't just a barebones port, which some folk were worried about, but takes advantage of the more powerful hardware: 4K resolution, ultrawide display option, an improved framerate, a bunch of graphical options, and of course all the DLC release thus far (a lot). Here's Capcom's site for the PC version.

The trailer reveals Monster Hunter Rise will launch on January 12, 2022, and will get the upcoming 'Sunbreak' DLC at the same time as Switch. In the meantime, however, there will be a Steam demo arriving on October 13. The big question, which this trailer doesn't address, is whether the game will allow you to transfer your save from the Switch version: all Monster Hunter veterans pray for this, and may Capcom heed our call.

Rich Stanton

Rich is a games journalist with 15 years' experience, beginning his career on Edge magazine before working for a wide range of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He was the editor of Kotaku UK, the UK arm of Kotaku, for three years before joining PC Gamer. He is the author of a Brief History of Video Games, a full history of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review described as "[a] must-read for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike."