Capcom community manager SocksyBear has confirmed that Monster Hunter Rise uses the RE Engine on Switch. Previously, a rumor stated that a new Monster Hunter game was coming to Switch utilizing Capcom’s latest engine. That rumor is now confirmed with the latest announcement of Monster Hunter Rise. However, fans were in for another surprise as Capcom announced Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin shortly after. It’s an exciting time to be a Monster Hunter fan with two new games on the horizon!

*Update* Capcom has released an official press statement which also confirms the use of RE Engine for Monster Hunter Rise on Switch. Check it out below:

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today revealed Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, two new titles for Nintendo Switch. Both titles will be released worldwide, with Monster Hunter Rise scheduled for release on March 26, 2021, and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin scheduled for summer 2021.

The Monster Hunter series consists of hunting action games that pit players against giant monsters in a beautiful natural environment. Beginning with the first title in 2004, the series established a new genre in which players cooperate to hunt ferocious monsters with their friends and has since grown into a global phenomenon with cumulative sales of the series exceeding 64 million units shipped as of June 30, 2020.

Monster Hunter Rise is an all-new Monster Hunter experience developed for the Nintendo Switch. The game provides a completely fresh take on the hunting experience through new mechanics such as the Wirebug, a wire-based grappling action that allows players to traverse dangerous or rocky terrain at high speeds, as well as with the debut of new hunting partners called Palamutes. The game is currently being developed with Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE in order to provide a new, approachable Monster Hunter experience that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere and with anyone. Further, Capcom is also developing the role-playing game Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin in order to provide an enjoyable experience for fans of Monster Hunter and RPGs alike.

Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.

Lastly, Monster Hunter Rise releases on March 26th 2021 for Switch. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news!