- "A bond with the power to destroy the world."
Like its prequel, Monster Hunter: Stories, this spin-off is focused on Riders, a special group of people capable of catching, taming, and controlling monsters.
The game is set up to be a story-driven RPG set in the world of Monster Hunter, and was announced in the September 2020 Nintendo Direct, and is set to release in Summer of 2021. It will feature special compatibility with Monster Hunter: Rise.
This game provides examples of:
- A Boy and His X: A Girl And Her Rathalos. The Announcement trailer shows a young Wyverian girl, Ena, walking up to and comforting her hurt Rathalos.
- Dragon Rider: Riders don't hunt monsters, they form bonds with them as partners. The announcement trailer makes this clear with the PC riding a Rathalos into battle.
- Identical Grandson: The main character can be one to his grandfather Red with certain customization options. In fact, during the Nintendo Direct reveal, many viewers thought they were the same character, to the point where Capcom had to explicitly point out during TGS 2020 that they were two different characters.