On Jan. 12, Capcom is set to bring its latest Monster Hunter game to PC and the launch trailer released today reveals just how good the updated game looks.
It’s not hard for Monster Hunter Rise on PC to look better than the original when you consider that original launched for the Switch back in March last year. It seems Capcom has gone above and beyond with the update, though.
Before the game launched on Switch last year, YouTube channel VG Tech took a closer look at the demo to discover the game ran at a resolution of 1,344-by-756 when docked, with the UI rendered at 1080p. In portable mode, the game resolution drops to 960-by-540 and the UI to 720p. The frame rate was an unsurprising 30 fps.
For the PC version, Capcom confirmed via the Steam store page that up to a 4K resolution will be available and HDR is supported. The good news doesn’t end there, though, as the frame rate is unlocked and support is included for ultrawide monitors. So if you have a high-end gaming rig, your monster hunting experience has the potential to both look fantastic and run with a three-figure frame rate. The trailer also reveals a range of filters can be applied to modify the overall look of the game.
As for content, the PC version will include all content released for the Switch version so far. Later this year a premium expansion for the game, called Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak, will be released for both Switch and PC owners to enjoy. Sunbreak centers around a new Elder Dragon Malzeno monster, while also bringing back monsters from previous games and adding new hunting areas and a new preparation hub.
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The one bit of bad news about this PC release is the DRM situation. Even though Denuvo causes all sorts of performance and playability problems (Resident Evil Village is a good example), Capcom decided to use it for Monster Hunter Rise. With any luck it will be removed within a few months, but anyone deciding to pick the game up at launch will have to accept Denuvo as part of the deal. If you’re unsure and want to test how well the game runs before spending $60, a demo is available to download right now from Steam.
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