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Australia's release of the Monster Hunter Rise amiibo are exclusive to the My Nintendo Store

One-stop shop

Monster Hunter Rise has three special amiibo releasing with it, and you'll be able to snag them at different locations around the world. If you happen to be in Australia, you'll only have one option for purchasing. Nintendo has confirmed that the My Nintendo Store in Australia is the only place to get them, and they'll be available to purchase starting March 26th, 2021.

Capcom revises their forecast upwards after Monster Hunter Rise pre-orders get off to a "promising start"

This could be a bigger hit than expected

Looks like Monster Hunter Rise might end up being a bigger hit than Capcom originally expected. The company has revised its forecast for the year ending March 31st, 2021 upwards, expecting net sales to be over 8% higher.

Capcom shared a number of reasons as to why they're expecting bigger business moving forward. You can see their full statement below.

“We have seen a solid performance by new title Resident Evil 3, along with continued growth in high-margin catalog titles with long sales cycles, such as Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, which was released in the previous fiscal year. Additionally, orders for Monster Hunter Rise, a major new title scheduled for release in March of this year, are off to a promising start. Altogether, this has led us to expect this business to outperform our plan.”

Monster Hunter Rise's Mitsuzune armor showcased

Now that's stylish

Monster Hunter Rise is going to offer all sorts of armor options depending on the monsters you slay. One of the sets you can put together is the Mitsuzune armor, which makes for quite an eye-catching set. You can get a closer look at the Mitsuzune armor in the video above, including how it looks on your Palico and Palamute.

Nintendo UK running Monster Hunter Rise snapshot/video contest on Twitter

Hunt down some great pics

Nintendo UK has announced a special Monster Hunter Rise contest that's looking for your best screens and videos from the demo. Winners of the contest will get some special Monster Hunter Rise merch. Check out full details on the contest below.

MONSTER HUNTER RISE comes to Nintendo Switch on March 26th and a free demo is now available until January 31st 2021!

Take on four different Quests, learn how to use the new Wirebug and Wyvern Riding features and get to grips with MONSTER HUNTER RISE's 14 unique weapon types. You can even take on two of the Quests in local or online co-op*!

We’d love to see what you’re getting up to in the MONSTER HUNTER RISE demo so we’re starting a contest on Twitter! To enter, simply share a tweet with the hashtags #SnapshotContest and #MHRise with an image or video taken from MONSTER HUNTER RISE demo!

There are two themes, the first one being Great Izuchi, starting on at 09:00 GMT on Thursday 21st January 2021 and ending at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 24th January 2021. The second theme is multiplayer with Mizutsune, starting at 00:01 GMT on Monday 25th January 2021 and ending at 23:59 GMT on 31st January 2021.

To enter this week's theme, simply take a screenshot or video of you taking on a Great Izuchi in the “Slay a Great Izuchi” Quest either solo or with others in multiplayer and share it on Twitter alongside the hashtags #SnapshotContest and #MHRise. You can do all this using the built in screenshot, video capture and sharing functions of Nintendo Switch.

Next week’s theme will be “multiplayer with Mizutsune”. You’ll need to take on Mizutsune in the “Stay a Mizutsune” Quest alongside some fellow hunters locally or online*, and share it on Twitter alongside the hashtags #SnapshotContest and #MHRise.

On Monday 25th January 2021 and on Monday 1st February 2021 we will pick one winner at random from all entries received by 23:59 GMT on Sunday of the previous week’s theme. Each winner will receive two Monster Hunter T-shirts!

For full details on the contest rules, please make sure to read the terms and conditions below.

Terms and Conditions here

Latest episode of Capcom TV features Monster Hunter Rise and Capcom Arcade Stadium

The latest episode of Capcom TV has a double dose of gameplay for titles heading to the Switch. Check out the video above to see more gameplay from both Monster Hunter Rise and Capcom Arcade Stadium.

Monster Hunter releases on Blu-ray and DVD March 2nd, 2021

Huge monsters on the small screen

Monster Hunter released in cinemas at the end of last year, but not many saw it due to the pandemic and the current state of theaters. That means the home release will be more important than ever, and that's just a few weeks off.

Monster Hunter will release on both Blu-ray and DVD on March 2nd, 2021. There are 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD options, and they range in price from $30 to $20. You can grab your pre-order for either version via Amazon.

Monster Hunter Rise footage compilation

Monster Hunter Rise is still a couple months off, but Capcom has kicked the promotional machine into overdrive. There's all sorts of content coming out, including footage on various social media channels. Instead of jumping all around social channels to see that content, you can watch the video above to see it all in one place!

Famitsu hosts a Monster Hunter Rise live-stream

Famitsu hosts live-streams for upcoming games quite often, and today they're back with a rather big one. The Famitsu gang got to spend more time with Monster Hunter Rise, and you can see the full live-stream above.

Capcom reveals two download cards for Monster Hunter Rise in Japan

Card up

Capcom has revealed two download cards for Monster Hunter Rise in Japan. The cards launch on Jan. 25th, 2021, and there will be a main game version for 7,990 yen and Deluxe Kit option for 1,500. There's no Deluxe Edition download card, but you can buy the two cards together to get the same content.

Capcom says Monster Hunter Rise demo bug that causes freezes will not be present in the final game

No worries, hunters

Capcom released a Monster Hunter Rise demo a couple weeks back, and players were quick to notice an issue with online play. Numerous players were experiencing stuttering/freezing issues where the game would seize up every few seconds. Turns out this problem was related to the number of friends players had on their friend list.

While the issue was quite disappointing to see, the good news is that it'll be fixed in the final game. Capcom took to Twitter to share the following message.

“When playing the Monster Hunter Rise demo online, if the amount of friends registered on your account is above a certain amount, we confirmed this will trigger freezes during gameplay. We confirmed this bug is not present in the final version of the game and has been corrected so please do not worry. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding.”