It looks like Capcom's upcoming new Monster Hunter game, Monster Hunter Rise, will be coming to PC in early 2022. This comes in response to an outpouring of support from fans to port the game over to PC.
Monster Hunter Rise, which will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch on March 26th, brings new life to the genre. With success behind another Monster Hunter title, Monster Hunter World, many fans were hoping the game would come to PC.
Monster Hunter has grown to fame, specifically in Japan, for its portability and local co-op gameplay. This is much easier in a country like Japan, as the country's geographical footprint is significantly smaller than that of many overseas countries, specifically the United States.
That is why Monster Hunter started taking off when they added online gameplay. With Monster Hunter World, Capcom was able to reach an even larger audience thanks to the game being available on PC and consoles and offering online play for its players. Monster Hunter World made Monster Hunter a global phenomenon, selling more than 16.8 million units worldwide and an additional 7.2 million units of the Iceborne expansion.
According to the producer of Monster Hunter Rise, Ryozo Tsujimoto, Capcom "received a lot of requests for a PC version of Monster Hunter Rise, particularly from overseas players, and so we have decided to develop a version for PC, which we aim to release in early 2022. This is still under development, so I'd like to share more detailed information when the time is right."
No further details of the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise have been announced. However, with the game being designed for the Nintendo Switch's functionality, it will be interesting to see how the PC port will turn out.