During the May 2022 Monster Hunter Digital Event, Capcom revealed Seregios, Aurora Somnacanth, and Magma Almudron will be in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. All three are monsters familiar to the series. However, while Seregios is a familiar version, these are new subspecies of Almudron and Somnacanth.
First, Seregios will once again use its bladescales to attack hunters in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. It will also have a normal form and a more dangerous “unfolded” one. When this happens, more armored and sharp scales will emerge.
Aurora Somnacanth will be Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak’s icy version of the Somnacanth. Instead of an attack that unleashes sleep powder, there will be one that lets out ice breath.
Finally, the Magma Almudron will live in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak’s Lava Caverns. This is, as the name suggests, a fiery version of the Almudron. Magma will be on its tail and deal damage. It will also enter a heated state if it goes into the ground and emerges.
The announcement also went over some details about other monsters. For example, Malzeno can inflict Bloodblight on a Hunter. This means the vampire-like creature tries to tap into a character’s life force. If Malzeno “wins,” it will take on a more powerful form. Existing Monster Hunter Rise monsters will also be changed if someone takes on the Master Rank version of one. For example, the Aknosom will be able to use backsteps and somersaults, while the Tigrex could use a spin attack.
Monster Hunter Rise is available for the Nintendo Switch and PC. Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak will release for PC and Nintendo Switch on June 30, 2022.