Monster Hunter Rise Reveals Street Fighter Crossover With Akuma
Capcom is not afraid to collaborate with its properties in wild ways, and Monster Hunter will be the first such event in just days. A prominent character from Monster Hunter will be participating in this event.Street FighterCharacter will join the huntMonster Hunter RiseFor the Nintendo Switch
Monster Hunter Rise received praise for its exciting and thrilling hunting experience. It also included many quality-of life improvements that made it one of the most accessible games in the series. Monster Hunter Rise sold over 4,000,000 copies its first weekend. This was just shy of Monster Hunter World’s blockbuster success. This staggering figure is only for one platform and will increase when the PC version launches in early 2022.
Monster Hunter Rise will welcome Akuma on August 27 to join the ranks as a set or Layered Armor. This basically acts like a hunter’s costume. To play as him, players must complete an Event Quest. The Layered Armor changes Akuma’s voice and appearance. It also transforms kunai into famous moves like the Zanku Hadoken or Gohadoken. A post on the Monster Hunter official website confirms that Akuma will receive his own animation upon completion of the quest screen.
As shown in the trailer, players can transform their attacks into punches or kicks if they have a shield and sword. A Perfect Rush can unleash a devastating combo. Akuma’s special moves are possible by using different Silkband attacks within the game. In the post, Akuma teases a surprise and asks players to show their weapon to reveal it. It’s no surprise that Akuma is featured in games such as Tekken 7 so it is not surprising that he receives the spotlight in the Capcom collaboration event for Monster Hunter Rise.
Two such events were already held in Monster Hunter Rise, and they were called “Capcom Collab”. The first was based upon Monster Hunter Stories 2 Wings of Ruin. The second featured Okami from the classic PS2 game of the same title. It may be the most well-executed and exciting collaboration event in the entire game’s history, given the popularity of Akuma.
Monster Hunter World also had many unique events, including a surprise crossover with Final Fantasy 14 Online. With the anticipated PC port and high sales, Monster Hunter Rise will see more collaborations like these in the future.