The developer has announced that a new Sunbreak digital event will be broadcast on August 9 which will include everything players need to know about the game’s first major update (via Eurogamer).
The event will be hosted by producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and game director Yoshitake Suzuki and will go live on the official Twitch channel at 3 PM BST / 7 AM PT.
Ahead of the reveal, Capcom has already shared a small teaser for August’s Title Update 1 on Twitter. Right now, we know that the new content will feature two new monsters, including Seething Bazelguese from Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Lucent Nargacuga, who was featured in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
Tune in to the Monster Hunter Rise: #Sunbreak Digital Event for news on free Title Update 1, including Lucent Nargacuga, Seething Bazelgeuse & more…
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) August 4, 2022
Alongside new monsters, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will also be getting a new locale called the Forlorn Arena. The Sunbreak roadmap that was previously revealed by Capcom also included mentions of additional rare and special species monsters but fans will have to wait until August 9 to learn more.
It’s possible the first update will get new downloadable content (DLC) cosmetics and perhaps some new in-game story content, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.
After Monster Hunter Rise launched in March 2021 for Nintendo Switch, the publisher went on to release the RPG on PC as well. Back in June, Capcom launched Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak which included the base game and the expansion together.
In NME‘s four-star review, Alan Wen said: “This handsomely generous expansion to an already excellent base game may take its time to deliver genuinely new content but once it does, hunters will have a blast facing new challenges, getting hooked in the loop for better gear, and taking advantage of the new mechanics.”