Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak has released to critical acclaim just a few weeks ago, and while the expansion pack itself delivered a huge new batch of content for the latest mainline MH game, Capcom has already mentioned that it’s got a full suite of post-launch support with even more content slated for the future. That, however, might not be the only new franchise that Capcom has in store for its fanbase.
Users have discovered curious references to a previously unannounced and unknown Monster Hunter game while sifting through Discord’s data files. Apparently, the application has several notable mentions of Monster Hunter: Paradise that have now come to light, and the community is confused as to what this mysterious project might be.
This apparent leak was first mentioned by Twitter user Naga the Bileygr, who claims that the data they discovered about Monster Hunter: Paradise is not only easily reproducible, but that it’s also been verified by an official Discord partner, which underlines the veracity of these new reveals. It is, of course, worth pointing out that since Capcom announced post-launch content for MH: Sunbreak, it’s not very likely that Paradise, if real, would materialize anytime soon.
On top of discussing whether Monster Hunter: Paradise is real in the first place, there’s also the matter of its role in the greater Monster Hunter franchise. This IP has, after all, played host to several disparate offshoots, not least of which is the monster-taming Monster Hunter Stories 2 title. Capcom seemingly has every intention to keep MH: Rise and its big expansion pack, Sunbreak, relevant for some time yet, which makes the hypothetical MH: Paradise unlikely to be a mainline “Monster Hunter 6” game.
Regardless, should Paradise really be a thing, it’s likely that Capcom will use it as a platform for some exciting new feature. Sunbreak‘s rideable Palamute hounds, for example, added a whole new type of pet/partner dynamic to the game, which in turn substantially affects the game’s replayability and longevity for the better. The extent of one such feature would, naturally, depend on whether MH: Paradise would be a side-project or a mainline entry, it’s worth pointing out.
Since MH Rise: Sunbreak is considered by many as one of the best DLCs on the market, thankfully, it shouldn’t be too hard to wait and see whether Capcom confirms or denies the existence of a Monster Hunter: Paradise title. There’s a veritable wealth of content for the community to sift through in the interim, and if Paradise does end up materializing in the end, it’s unlikely to happen before Sunbreak‘s already had its time in the limelight.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is out now for Nintendo Switch and PC.
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