UPDATE: And it’s official!
UPDATE 1/12/22: Following yesterday’s cheeky leak, Capcom has made it official: the superb Monster Hunter Rise will be launching for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on 20th January next year.
It’ll cost $39.99 USD (approximately £33) on each platform holder’s respective digital stores, and Xbox Game Pass fans can also rejoice as it comes to Microsoft’s subscription service, for both Xbox and PC, on launch day.
As for Rise’s excellent Sunbreak expansion, that’s also on the way to the newly announced platforms, but will arrive at an unspecified later date, some time in “spring 2023”.
ORIGINAL STORY 30/11/2022: Monster Hunter Rise, the stellar latest entry in Capcom’s long-running creature-bopping series, will reportedly be making the jump to PlayStation and Xbox in January next year.
Rise initially launched as a Switch console exclusive last March, with a PC release arriving in January this year. Both versions then received the game’s major Sunbreak expansion in July.
And now it seems Monster Hunter Rise is ready to spread its Rathalos-sized wings once more, with prolific leaker Tom Henderson’s Insider Gaming reporting Capcom will bring the acclaimed title to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Game Pass on 20th January 2023.
It’s claimed the current-gen version will be a “4K60 port” with “3D audio”, and that Rise’s excellent Sunbreak expansion will arrive on the new platforms at some point in “spring”.
If Insider Gaming’s claims of a January release turn out to be true, it’s likely Capcom will be wanting to make its big announcement sooner rather than later, suggesting a potential reveal during The Game Awards on 8th December.
Monster Hunter Rise has been a significant hit for Capcom on Switch and PC, recently surpassing 11m sales. Its Sunbreak expansion has now sold over 4.4m copies.