Capcom will be adding some interesting new features in town Monster Hunter Rise. Monster Hunter Rise developer and editor invited Polygon for a short video presentation detailing changes to the food and exercise systems, as well as several others.
Like the new Wire Bug and the wheeled Palamutes – you can use both of them to get around the city too – Monster Hunter RiseThe Kamura Village will change a lot from previous Monster Hunter games. The changes are most notable when you look at the city multiplayer, buddy system, training area, and the new Dango food system.
Dango – a new food system
Dangos are Japanese dumplings and are the staple food Monster Hunter Rise. In the dango bar, you can buy three dangos on a stick, each with a different taste. As in previous Monster Hunter games, you can use meal cards, points, or cash to buy your food.
Not only will the different flavors improve your health and stamina for your next hunt, but they also offer various benefits to help you out. And with Monster Hunter Rise
When building your three-piece dango, you can mix and match any flavors you want. But just because you pick a particular flavor and its associated benefit doesn’t mean you get it. Every bonus has a percentage chance to be activated with every meal.
For example, the video presentation showed the hunter buying Dango Money Maker (increased money), Dango Medic (increased healing from items) and Dango Bird Caller (causing more Spiribirds to approach while hunting). Money Maker had a 90% chance of being activated, while Medic and Bird Caller had an 85% and 80% chance, respectively.
Players will unlock new Dango variants that they can combine as the story progresses. And of course there is a wonderful new food song and dance every time you order dango.
The Buddy Plaza
Friends are a huge part of Monster Hunter. If you hunt alone or in a small group, you’ll need your Palico to help you. But Rise Extends the buddy system by allowing you to take both a Palico and a Palamute – the mobile dog friend.
You manage these buddies at Buddy Plaza with the support of Buddy Expert Shirubei and Buddy Handler Iori. With their help, you can visit the Buddy Dojo to choose new buddies after each quest.
When you hire a new buddy, they will join your roster. And while you can only have two with you on a particular hunt, you can send the others on missions to collect items for you. When playing with friends, you can only have one buddy – either a Palico or a Palamute, whichever you choose.
Different Palicos come with different movements, while Palamutes all seem to have similar equipment slots. You can customize your friends with unique equipment in the forge.
Senri the Postman (he’s actually a Palico, but whatever) will help you with all of your online game. You can also pick up any DLC you’ve bought from Senri.
Senri allows you to play online or offline to determine whether friends or other hunters can join your party. Online and offline are switched Monster Hunter Rise
not how Monster Hunter: world, friendly hunters can travel to your version of Kamura Village and you can jump around, explore, or even exercise together. When you start a quest online, friends or random players travel to your town before you go hunting.
We are currently unsure how or if Monster Hunter Rise will address the issue that players were struggling with Monster Hunter: world where friends couldn’t take part in a story mission if they hadn’t all seen the cutscene first in single player.
The training area in Monster Hunter Rise has been completely revised. Your friends can not only accompany you in the training area, but you can also practice against a huge mecha monster dummy.
In the training area you can talk to Sekirei the trainer (another Palico). They give you training options for the “Toadversary” dummy. You can change the head position, which way it is pointing, whether it is tracking the player, and whether they are in standby or attack mode. You can even change the number of wirebugs you have access to or change the behavior of other targets in the training area.
When you lock down your settings, the Toadversary will start taking action – or stop taking action, depending on what you’ve chosen. The training area also tracks your total damage to the dummy, including the damage of your last combination.
Capcom will start Monster Hunter Rise exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on March 26th.