After six months of waiting, at long last. The Monster Hunter Spotlight TGS 2021 stream has confirmed that the PC port of Monster Hunter Rise is going to be released on January 12, 2022, on Steam. Priced at $59.99, preorders are already up since the show ended.
As one might expect, the Steam release comes with a plethora of improvements. It supports 60 FPS, 4K resolution, high-resolution textures, advanced graphics settings, voice chat, optimized keyboard and mouse control, and of course, ultrawide screen support. That’s not all though. If you’re worried about playing content catchup like in Monster Hunter: World and Iceborne, don’t fret. Capcom has promised that the PC launch will include all previously released updates until November 2021. Pretty cool, right? Read on below for the hardware specification and the PC trailer. Don’t forget to read all about the Monster Hunter Spotlight stream on our Everything Announced write-up.
|Minimum (1080p/30FPS, Low settings)||Recommended (1080p/30FPS, Average settings)|
|OS||Windows 10 (64-BIT Required)||Windows 10 (64-BIT Required)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-4130 or Core i5-3470 or AMD FX-6100||Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD FX-8300|
|Memory||8GB RAM||8GB RAM|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (DDR4) or AMD Radeon RX 550||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (VRAM 3GB) or AMD Radeon RX 570 (VRAM 4GB)|
|Storage||23GB available space||23GB available space|
|DirectX||DirectX Version 12||DirectX Version 12|
Just like the Switch launch, the Monster Hunter Rise PC port will also get a free demo that will be available on October 13, 2021. Again, the demo will feature all 14 weapons and be separated into five types of quests:
- Beginner Quest: lets you face Great Izuchi and its bloodthirsty pack.
- Intermediate Quest: lets you take on one of The Fated Four, Mizutsune.
- Advanced Quest: lets you meet face to face against Magnamolo.
- Basic Training Quest: to learn how the Wirebug system works.
- Wyvern Riding Training Quest: to learn more about the new mounting system.
But unlike Switch’s limited 30-tries demo, according to the official site, there’s no limit to how many times you can take on each quest. Well, I definitely can’t wait to play Monster Hunter Rise on Steam with my friends — I just wished the localized pricing is better, but hey, I can wait until a discount shows up. How about you? Tell us what you think in the comments and stay tuned for more Tokyo Game Show 2021 news and nerd updates at The Nerd Stash.