Yoko Taro chatted with her followers on social media and launched an unusual stylistic exercise in order not to talk about the success of NieR Replicant. NieR’s dad has in fact reimagined the story of Monster Hunter Rise to give life to an alternative version of Capcom’s blockbuster.
In inventing from scratch an alternative story for the heroes of Monster Hunter Rise, Yoko Taro completely distorts the narrative and playful experience of Capcom’s role-playing masterpiece, so much so as to transform it into a sort of post-apocalyptic souls like.
The alternative plot conceived by the volcanic Japanese designer, in fact, revolves around the idea of slow but inexorable destruction of the village of Kamura: in this parallel dimension on the verge of collapse, each hunter has the thankless task of yielding to darkness in order to tap into the arcane power needed to prevent civilization from being zeroed out.
The “fan-made” story of the creator of NieR also provides for the gradual replacement of the secondary characters and merchants of Kamura, with a progressive reduction of the items sold and a consequent increase in the level of difficulty. Furthermore, for Yoko Taro, the rarest creatures of MH Rise should be able to dialogue with the protagonist to reveal the “true meaning” of their existence and the curse that is hitting the village of Kamura and which is destined to materialize with the complete destruction of the settlement.
This context also includes the alternative endgame designed by Taro, with a post-apocalyptic map between deserts of sand and ice, a real hell in which survival will be the exclusive prerogative of those who will be able to kill the greatest number of monsters.
What do you think of this “dark version” of Monster Hunter Rise? Before leaving you to the comments, we remind you that the MH Rise event mission with Goss Harag and Magnamalo is currently available.