Earlier this week, during Nintendo's latest Partner Direct, Capcom announced Monster Hunter Rise for Switch.
If you've been wondering why this entry looks so next-gen, it's because it's running on Capcom's propriety RE Engine. This information was revealed by the company in a press release on its official website:
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.
This is the same next-generation engine powering games like Resident Evil Village, the remakes, and Devil May Cry 5.
Capcom's confirmation follows on from a tweet by the insider Dusk Golem back in August, who said the new Monster Hunter game would run on a Switch compatible version of the RE Engine. At the time, they also said it wouldn't necessarily lead to Switch ports of other RE Engine games:
"I will crush one dream with my RE Engine on Switch talk: RE7, RE2 & RE3 aren't coming to Switch. They tried to port RE7 to Switch for a while one time, but had difficulty getting any satisfactory result. RE Engine games for Switch will need to be made with Switch in mind."
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