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Monster Hunter Rise Amiibo Coming Next Year, Exclusive to Gamestop in US and My Nintendo Store in Europe

Monster Hunter Rise amiibo will be releasing next year and will include companions Palamute and Palico as well as the game's big boss Magnamalo.

September 20, 2020

During the recent Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Capcom revealed Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch. The game will be releasing worldwide on March 26th, 2021 and alongside that launch are several amiibo figures depicting the new riding companion Palamute, the classic fighting companion Palico, and the big bad monster of the game Magnamalo.

The amiibo will be available for preorder next year at Gamestop in the US, EB Games in Canada, and the My Nintendo store in Europe:

Reportedly, according to a picture of a flyer the Amiibo Alerts Twitter posted, the prices for the Palamute and Palico amiibo will be $19.99 while the Magnamalo amiibo will be $24.99. The higher prices might indicate that they’re larger than normal-sized amiibo:

Monster Hunter Rise was first rumored about back in August, though the rumor most likely didn’t count on the other title Monster Hunter Stories 2 being announced during the same Nintendo Direct.

The most recent entry in the Monster Hunter franchise was Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Its latest developer diary starred executive/art director Kaname Fujioka and director Ichihara Daisuke and covered a slew of topics and updates for the title. It includes Rajang, Layered Armor, a new volcanic region for the Guiding Lands, and more. Players also received two new patches called update versions 11.00 and 11.01, which included bug fixes and balance adjustments among other gameplay improvements

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Recently Monster Hunter producer Ryozo Tsujimoto discussed the future of the franchise. “Regardless of the success of Monster Hunter: World, we’ve always taken the approach of focusing on two things: action and communication,” says Tsujimoto. “Regardless of what we work on in the future, I feel like that’s a foundation we’re probably not going to change. We also understand that we do have a bigger player base, and yet, there are still many people who don’t know about the franchise.”

Overall Monster Hunter World has sold over 14 million copies, including sales of the recent expansion pack Iceborne. In other news Resident Evil 2 came to Iceborne back in November along with some hilariously out of place Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy costumes. Of course the series has always been rather touch-in-cheek about these things, so it’s definitely part of its weird sense of humor.

Monster Hunter World is available now on PS4Xbox One, and PC. The Iceborne expansion for the title we found to be phenomenal and is available now on consoles. The expansion came out for PC in January and you can check out our review for that here.

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