Monster Hunter Rise Character Creation: How to Change Your Appearance

By Rachael Fiddis

March 26, 2021

Today is the day that eager Monster Hunting fans have been waiting for as it hits the Nintendo Switch.

Unless you are one of Masaki Hiyama’s employees, who runs Japanese VR development company, Mark-on, and you have been given the day off, chances are that you’re going to have to wait until after work to play Monster Hunter Rise.

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Or maybe you were clever enough to book it off. Either way, Monster Hunter Rise releases today on the Nintendo Switch. While players will want to get stuck in and start their hunting spree as soon as possible, let’s start off with how you can look your best killing monsters.

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How to change your appearance in Monster Hunter Rise

We all know what it’s like to get fed up with how we appear after awhile so thankfully, changing how you look in Monster Hunter Rise can happen without fuss at any time.

All players have to do is head to their room in Kamura by quick travelling and opening the Item Box or alternatively, players can interact with the Item Box near Hinoa by choosing to change their appearance from the options.

Once you have done that, you’ll then notice a screen that allows you to change up how you look in character creation like when you initially started to craft your character at the beginning.

You’ll then have the choice of choosing different options from clothes, makeup and hair to eyebrows and whether you would like a fancy beard. Just to be clear, you can’t change your gender or change how your Palamute or Palico looks.

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What time does Monster Hunter Rise release on the Nintendo Switch?

Monster Hunter Rise should be released today at 12 a.m. Eastern on March 26, 2021, in North America. In The UK, players who pre-ordered the game will get a sneak peek before everyone else the night before but for those who haven’t preordered, they should be able to get stuck in at 2 pm GMT

How long is Monster Hunter Rise?

Depending, of course, how you like to play your games and if you like to rush opposed to taking your time, that will factor into the game’s length but generally speaking, it should take somewhere around 20 to 30 hours to complete the story of Monster Hunter Rise.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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