Monster Hunter Rise will arrive on Nintendo Switch consoles next March as a new installment in Capcom’s long-standing saga. An installment that, as often happens, will feature new characters and locations, new game mechanics and movements, new imposing monsters to hunt … And also a new composer. Because the Monster Hunter Rise soundtrack will be carried out by a new face: that of the composer of Resident Evil 7.
Satoshi Hori will be in charge of composing the music for Monster Hunter Rise, as confirmed by the game’s own official Japanese account on social networks. This developer joined Capcom in 2014 and his most outstanding work has been related to that seventh installment of the horror saga that came to us in 2017. Although he has also participated in other titles such as Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, also from 2017.
『モンスターハンターライズ』Facebookページオリジナル企画 開発現場リポート 第3回を本日掲載！
— モンスターハンターライズ公式 (@MH_Rise_JP) December 28, 2020
In view of the dates, it is quite certain that Hori has spent the last three years working on the musical composition of Monster Hunter Rise, which will have a certain influence of Japanese traditional music , but keeping the essence of the previous themes of the saga. . This is how Hori explains it in the interview published by Capcom (via MyNintendoNews ), where he also mentions that vocal choruses have been added in the musical themes, both for the new monsters and for the old acquaintances of the saga:
“We made sure the Monster Hunter series was respected by keeping the quality of the original music and adding a catchy touch to better suit the themes of this game. Ichinose-san (the game’s game director, note of the editor) wanted this. ” Voices for every music, so that not only the completely new monster themes benefit from vocal performances, but also the existing theme arrangements. “
Monster Hunter Rise will be available on Nintendo Switch on March 26.